Lake Aravatn has an area of 1,9 kmē. It is rather shallow and
situated at 130 m above sea level. Its discharge, River Nesa, runs through quite a few lakes on
its way to the sea.
It is possible to drive
most of the seven km from the main road to the lake on a bad track. The catch consists of
lake char and brown trout. The distance from the capital is about 360 km by the Whale Bay
tunnel and 50 km from the town Saudarkrokur.