Lake Hraunsvatn has an area of 1,5 km². Its greatest depth is 10-12 m and it is situated at 492 m above sea level just below the strange pinnacle called Hraundrangi (1075m). The catch is lake char, up to 6 pounders. The walking distance uphill is about 2,5 km (½-1 hour).
One of the country’s most renowned poets, Jonas Hallgrimsson, was brought up at the farm Hraun in the valley below the lake. His father was a clergyman there and drowned in the lake when Jonas was a child.
The distance from the capital is 356 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 37 km from Akureyri.