This lake is mostly surrounded with lava fields and breathtakingly colourful mountains. Its area is 2,6 km² and it lies at 572 m above sea level. The road runs along its northern and eastern sides. It abounds in lake char and every now and then some brown trout is caught there as well. Its fishing hut is at Landmannahellir, but the tourist hut in Landmannalaugar is closer by.
There is no limit to the number of rods per day.
According to the legend the people, who lived at the farm Frostastadir, once consumed char with reversed fins from the lake. They did not notice this abnormality and therefore did not know that the fishes were poisonous. Consequently they all died. No ruins or traces of this farm have ever been discovered.
The distance from the capital is about 182 km.
HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA