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Geographical location Iceland
Drain Botnsá
Coordinates 64 ° 23 ′ 0 ″  N , 21 ° 10 ′ 0 ″  W Coordinates: 64 ° 23 ′ 0 ″  N , 21 ° 10 ′ 0 ″  W
Hvalvatn (Iceland)
Altitude above sea level 378  m
surface 4.1 km²
Maximum depth 180 m


third deepest lake in Iceland; Runoff over the highest waterfall in Iceland

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Hvalvatn is a lake in Iceland . It is located a few kilometers east of Hvalfjörður in the west of the country. It is located in the far east of the municipality of Hvalfjarðarsveit .


The Hvalvatn is the third deepest lake in the country with a depth of 180 m. Its area measures 4.1 km².

The lake lies to the east at the foot of the Hvalfell tabular volcano and north of the Botnssúlur mountain .

The Botnsá river leaves the lake and falls not far from it next to the Hvalfell, about 200 m below the surface. It is the second highest waterfall in Iceland , the Glymur . Hiking trails lead to the lake and waterfall.

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