Fish are abundant in most of
these areas. Over the past decades, some lakes have been netted to decrease
their number and increase their average size. The fish caught in these lakes
are often quite large and typically very tasty. The lakes are located in one
of the most colorful and beautiful areas of the country. During the summer,
the roads are passable and these areas are accessible by most vehicles. The
route is called Landmannaleid, “The route behind the mountains.”
middle route is a bit further south and just north of the fourth
largest glacier, Myrdalsjokul. While it may not always be as colorful,
it still offers majestic landscapes. It is only passable by jeeps.
This part of the country is ideal for short excursions, hiking and
mountaineering on Mount Hekla. On this route are a few small lakes,
such as lake Alftavatn (near the hiking trail between
and lake Alftavatn in the eruptive fissure Eldgja.
This part of the country is ideal for
short excursions, hiking, mountaineering (Mt. Hekla) and bird