Langavatn has an area of 5,1 km². It is located 215 m above sea level
with an area of 5,1 km² and its greatest depth is 36 m. It was created
by the lava dam, which closed the valley during a prehistoric
eruption. On its southeastern side is a refuge hut. River Langavatnsa
enters the northern part of the lake and river Beila from the
southeast. Its discharge is river
Langa and at its exit a dam was built to
regulate the flow to enable salmon rearing in the river.
The lake over abounds in lake char. It usually weighs no
more than a pound, but there are occasional larger ones in-between.
Brown trout is mostly caught near the mouths of the rivers entering
the lake. Lake Langavatn is popular among families because of its
richness in fish and natural beauty.
Daily opening hours:
Fishing is allowed from 07:00 to midnight
Season : May 1st to 20th
Bait: Bait allowed: fly, worm and
SVFR, Tel. (+354-568-6050)
The distance from the capital is 93 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 13