July 23, 2024

Lake Hredavatn in Borgarfjordur

Lake Hredavatn is in Borgarfjordur in the southwest part of Iceland. It is located near the Bifrost University about 1.5 hours from Reykjavík. The lake is beautiful and offers near endless enjoyment.

Walking along the lake is a nice activity both for individual travelers and families even with small children as the path along the lake is not a road much driven. Bird life on the lake is abundant with swans and ducks playing front and center. 

In winter, the lake sometimes ices up making it a perfect spot for ice-skating. Students in the former Cooperative School of Bifrost used to enjoy it on those occasions. The Cooperative School developed into Bifrost University, and the student body has grown enormously.

The photo below shows the view from Grabrok Volcano over lake Hredavatn and Bifrost University. If you travel in the area a walk up the volcano is a must. It takes only 15-30 minutes and the view is breathtaking.

Bifrost and Lake Hredavatn