Lake Alftavatn Middle Route,

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Alftavatn  huts FI. Alftavatn hut
Holtungar
.Emstrur huts .

ALFTAVATN

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2 days Hiking trail
Landmannalaugar

Alftavatn
 

The Whooper Swan Lake is situated just south of The Middle Route.  It is quite deep and a few decades ago some lake char was released into it.

Whooper swans were hunted there in the past. In 1838 a farmer drowned in the lake, when he was hunting the swans by chasing them on a swimming horse. There are two tourist huts near the lake, one of which is solely meant for hikers. The surroundings are well worth a closer inspection and a stopover at the huts.  The only means of getting to this area, is on foot or in robust 4x4 vehicles.

 


 

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