Hreðavatn

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Hreðavatn
Bifrost from Grabrok.JPG
Bifröst seen from the Grábrók craters, the lake is to the right side in the background
Location of Hreðavatn in Iceland.
Location of Hreðavatn in Iceland.
Hreðavatn
Coordinates64°45′N 21°36′W / 64.750°N 21.600°W / 64.750; -21.600Coordinates: 64°45′N 21°36′W / 64.750°N 21.600°W / 64.750; -21.600
Basin countriesIceland
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Surface area1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Max. depth20 m (66 ft)
Surface elevation56 m (184 ft)

Hreðavatn (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈr̥ɛːðaˌvahtn̥]) is a lake in the west of Iceland. It is situated near Route 1 (the Ring Road) between Borgarnes and the pass of Holtavörtuheiði. Nearby is the university faculty of Bifröst and the Grábrók craters as well as the mountain Baula.

The surface of the lake is 1.14 km², it lies 56 m above sea level, its length is about 5 km and its greatest depth 20 m. It is embedded in a scenic landscape of heath and small forest plantations.

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