Langisjór

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Langisjór
Langisjor 2006.jpg
in summer
Coordinates 64°11′N 18°15′W / 64.183°N 18.250°W / 64.183; -18.250Coordinates: 64°11′N 18°15′W / 64.183°N 18.250°W / 64.183; -18.250
Basin countries Iceland
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)

Langisjór is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland. It is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km2 (10 sq mi) and a depth of 75m at its deepest point.

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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