This lake is about 20 km long and up to 2 km wide and it extends
almost up to the south-western edge of the largest icecap of Europe, Vatnajokull. Its
greatest depth is 75 m, its area 27 km² and it lies 670 m above sea level.
Almost all of its surroundings are barren
mountain deserts and no documentation is found about its existence until in the latter part
of the 19th century. The lake is dotted with many islands and the landscape is uniquely
magnificent. Its discharge, Utfall, cascades into the glacial river Skafta. Only
4wd vehicles are recommended for a tour to the lake.
Langisjor area is a part of the
National Park Vatnajokull
Warden at Laki (in Blágil), tel. 8551095