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Lagarfljót and Lögurinn

Lagarfljót is one of Iceland's deepest lakes covering about 140 kms from its source in Eyjabakkajökull glacier to Héraðsflói bay. The innermost section forms the lake Lögurinn with a surface of 53 square kilometers and average depth of 51 m, reaching 112 m where it is deepest. Its deep mysterious glacial waters are home to Iceland's ancient and much older equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster; the terrifying sea-worm-like Wyrm or Lagarfljótsormur.

The oldest recorded sighting dates back to 1345. It was considered a bad omen if the curved forms of the monster were spotted above the water's edge. In recent years the Wyrm has mostly kept to itself but pay close attention as you never know when it may reveal itself again!

Lagarfljót and Lögurinn
GPS Points N65° 11' 5.255" W14° 35' 58.713"
Postal code

701

Road number

931

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Við-Bót
Cottages
  • Flúðir
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 471-1917, 869-7269
Úlfsstaðarskógur 20
Cottages
  • Úlfsstaðarskógur
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 475-6798, 848-6798
Guesthouse Ormurinn
Guesthouses
  • Ullartangi 6 / Skipalækur 3a
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 471-2004, 852-1004
Lagarfell Studios
Guesthouses
  • Lagarfell 3
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 8934322
Hlaðir Guesthouse
Cottages
  • Hlaðir
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
Sólbakki -Cottage
Cottages
  • Úlfsstaðaskógur hús 29
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 860-2999
Hafursá Travel Service
Farm Holidays
  • Sólvellir 4
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
Helgafell 4 Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Helgafell 4
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
Stóravík
Cottages
  • Stóravík
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 846-5380
Kaldá
Cottages
  • Kaldá 1
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 618-9871, 897-6060, 552-4665
Teahouse
Hostels
  • Kaupvangur 17
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 4712450

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Fljótsdalshérað Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Ekkjufell - Fellabær
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 471-1113
Spyrnir
Day Tours
  • Kaupvangur 2
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 580-7908
Selfljót river
Angling
  • Miðvangur 1
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 8993826
Flugfélag Austurlands
Day Tour Provider
  • Kringlan 7
  • 103 Reykjavík
  • 470-5470
Sæti hópferðir
Bus tours
  • Dalbrún 12
  • 700 Egilsstaðir
  • 867-0528

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur