Iceland boasts for some of the biggest and fresh water lakes across Europe and the entire world. The country has been able to retain its lakes with fresh water and scarcely interfered with by the human activities done in the country. The following is a list of some of the largest lakes found in Iceland:
1) Thingvallavatn Lake
Arguably, this is the largest lake in Iceland. The Thingvallavatn Lake occupies 83 square kilometers space. The lake is 114 meters in depth and it is also 100 meters above the sea level. The lake is found in Southwestern Iceland.
2) Þorisvatn Lake
Þorisvatn Lake is the second largest lake in Iceland. It occupies a space of about 75 square kilometers. At a depth of 109 meters, Þorisvatn Lake contains a lot fresh water supplied to it by different rivers. It is also at 571 meters above sea level. The lake is found at south end of Sprengisandur highland road.
3) Halslon Reservoir
The lake occupies a space of around 20-57 square kilometers. The depth of this lake is yet to be determined. However, it is estimated that the lake is at around 600 meters above sea level. Halslon reservoir is in Eastern Iceland.
4) Blondulon Lake
Blondulon Lake has a size of 56 square kilometers. The lake is 26 meters in depth and around 480 meters above the sea level. Blondulon Lake is found in Agai Lakes of Iceland region.
5) Logurinn Lake
At a size of 53 square kilometers, Logurinn Lake is the fifth largest lake in Iceland. However, it is the deepest lake in Iceland with a depth of 116 meters. Logurinn Lake is at 20 meters above sea level. The lake is found near Egilsstaoir.
6) Myvatn Lake
Myvatn Lake is the most popular lake as one of the best sites to watch the Northern Lights in Iceland. Myvatn Lake is 37.5 square kilometers in size with a depth of 4 meters and 277 meters above sea level. Myvatn lake is found in Akureyri.
7) Hop Lagoon Lake
8) Hvitarvatn Lake
Hvitarvatn Lake is 29 square kilometers in size. It has a massive depth of 84 meters and it is at 421 meters above the sea level. Hvitarvatn Lake is in near Langjokull Glacier.
9) Langisjor Lake
The Langisjor Lake is 27.5 kilometers in size. It has a depth of 74 meters making up in the top 10 deepest lakes in Iceland. Langisjor Lake is at 663 meters above sea level. It is found in southwest of Vatnajokull.
10) Kleifarvatn Lake
Kleifarvatn Lake has a size of 20 square kilometers in size. Thus, it is the least in the list of the top 10 largest lakes in Iceland. The lake is only 11 meters in depth and at 603 meters above sea levelk. Kleifarvatn Lake is found in Krysuvik Seltun.
Iceland is famous for having numerous large lakes. Most of these lakes have fresh waters and their also favorable for fishing. At the same time, they are located in favorable places for camping, hiking, trekking, and watching the Northern Lights.