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Lake Alftavatn

Region: Highland
Coordinates: 63.854269° N 19.25016° W

The Whooper Swan Lake is situated just south of The Middle Route. It is quite deep and a few decades ago some lake char was released into it Whooper swans were hunted there in the past. In 1838 a farmer drowned in the lake, when he was hunting the swans by chasing them on a swimming horse.

There are two tourist huts near the lake, one of which is solely meant for hikers. The surroundings are well worth a closer inspection and a stopover in the huts.



Photo: By Chmee2/Valtameri, CC BY 3.0,

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