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seen from the west
|Type||natural lake, reservoir|
|Max. length||15 km|
|Max. width||1 km|
|Surface area||14.7 km²|
|Max. depth||48 m|
Around the lake there are some high mountains, for example Skarðsheiði. People are often surprised when they see the shores of the lake which are quite forested. That is due to reforestation that was started by a governmental initiative. Consequently, the valley looks a bit like some regions in the Alps, for example near Salzburg in Austria.
The lake is also a reservoir so that the level of the water surface has been lifted.
There are no villages on the shores, but a lot of summer houses.