Those two lakes are situated at the western foot of the volcanic ridge Dyngjuhals
at 920-940m (3,100 feet) above
sea level. There are patches of vegetation, willow and grasses
around the lakes and around the springs (7-8°C) at the edge of the lava
lakes were discovered in 1880 by adventurers, who
were sent to explore this part of the interior. The name Gaesavotn refers to
the geese, which nest there during summer, The Geese Lakes.
32 km <Gaesavotn> Dyngjuhals