lakes are within the District Skagafjordur.
They are situated a short distance north of glacier
Hofsjokull. They are rather shallow and have an area of 1,2
km² at 776 m above sea level. They are among the highest
situated lakes of the country. During dry spells in summer
the road up there is passable by most vehicles.
The surroundings of the lakes are mainly old and barren
moraines and some vegetation on the lake shores and river
banks. The lakes abound in lake char and the occasional
brown trout. The fishes are rather small, probably because
the lakes have not been netted for a long time. The number
of rods is not limited.
The distance from the capital is about 432 km (road no. 1and through the valley
Vesturdalur) or 235 km by a 4wd vehicle across the Kjalvegur route.