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Hredavatn

Hredavatn is a lake in West Iceland. It is located near route 1, between Borgarnes and Holtavorduheidi. Nearby is the university faculty of Bifrost and the Grábrók crater.

The lake has an area of 1,14 km², lies 56 m above sea level and its greatest depth is 20 m.

The surroundings of the lake are extremely beautiful and offer a few possibilities for hiking to charming spots such as the Grábrók crater, the waterfalls of the fine salmon river Nordurá and the lava spot Paradise near the river. According to the legends some mysterious animal or monster occupied the lake, but is rarely to be seen nowadays.

Hredavatn
GPS Points N64° 45' 36.339" W21° 35' 6.335"
Postal code

311

Road number

1

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Guesthouses
  • Hvassafell 2
  • 311 Borgarnes
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Nes
Cottages
  • Víðines 21
  • 311 Borgarnes
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Crater Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Brekkuland, Skáli
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 892-0606
Hreðavatn
Cottages
  • Hreðavatn 30 (F2109234)
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 892-8882
Varmaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Stafholtstungur
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 775-1012

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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