Information about Lagarfljót

A serene lake with a mysterious secretPhoto from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Denkhenk

Lagarfjlót is a narrow lake in the east of Iceland, also known as Lögurinn.

This feature is best known for three reasons: its natural beauty, its fishing, and its folklore. The latter is of particular interest; it is said that the lake holds a beast called the Lagarfljót Wyrm, a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster with a lot more history. While the earliest records of Nessie go back to the 1870s, the Lagarfjlót Wyrm has been spoken about since 1345.

Lagarfljót is surrounded by popular sites of the region. Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðaskógur, and the biggest town in the area, Egilsstaðir, sit on its shores, and it is near to the beautiful falls Hengifoss. 

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