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|Max. length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Max. width||2 km (1.2 mi)|
|Surface area||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||75 m (246 ft)|
|Surface elevation||670 m (2,200 ft)|
The lake is situated rather far from civilisation at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level. Environmental campaigners have expressed concern at government plans to site an industrial dam on the lake.
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