Langisjór Lake

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Langisjór Lake is a beautiful lake located far from civilization deep in the hear of the Icelandic highlands. The lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Iceland at 20 km (12 miles) long and up to 2 km (1.2 miles) wide. Langisjór is deep as well, with the bottom measuring at 75 m (246 ft). In fact, the name Langisjór actually means ‘The Long Sea’ in Icelandic. Langisjór is quite remote and only accessible between July through September in a 4×4 vehicle. Visitors to the area can hike, enjoy incredible views and experience the sensation of extreme isolation in a fantastically beautiful area.

FAQ about Langisjór

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Langisjór is a large lake in the highlands  of Iceland. This lake was only first discovered in the 19th century due to its remote location. Langisjór is known as one of the clearest lakes in Iceland.

The area around Langisjór is a very popular hiking area. The views around Langisjór are truly unforgettable. There is also a possibility to fish in the lake.

Distances about Langisjór

Langisjór lake is only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. You must drive to Langisjór via the Fjallabaksleið Nyðri road 208 that runs through Landmannalaugar.

Langisjór Lake is only accessible from July through September. Remember, you must drive a 4×4 vehicle on the roads to Langisjór. It’s always a good idea to check the weather and road conditions before driving to such a remote location. You can also record your travel plans at

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