Lake Leirvogsvatn has an area of 1,2
km², its deepest point is 16 m and it is situated 211 m above mean sea level. It is by
the main road (36) between the capital and the historical site The Parliamentary
Plains (Þingvellir). Its discharge is the good salmon river Leirvogsa. The lake
abounds in lake char and brown trout.
According to legends,
there was a horse shaped monster with reversed hoofs in the lake. Amazingly enough such
monsters seem to have disappeared from all Icelandic
lakes and become extinct not too long ago. The excitement of angling
has to suffice nowadays.
The distance from the capital is about 30 km.