Three lakes, four pictures

There are very few lakes within the capital, of course Reykjavíkur Tjörn is the lake that first comes to mind. Located in the heart of the city center. Then of course there is Rauðavatn, a small lake by highway nr. 1 out of the capital to the south and east. Surrounded by a great outdoor area, especially in the winter, both for ice skating and cross-country skiing. Then there is Elliðavatn, the source of Elliðaár, a salmon fishing river that flows through the center of the capital, from Heiðmörk, an outdoor recreation area at the outskirts of Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Garðabær and Hafnarfjörður. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga went out and about on a beautiful but short day to experience human life and nature at its best in the capital, in the middle of December, by these three lakes.

Reykjavík City Hall, by and in Reykjavíkurtjörn

Fríkirkjan on the left, Hallgrímskirkja top center, RÚV employees in the middle of Reykjavíkurtjörn taking interviews… for their New Year’s comedy show ?

 Elliðavatn at sunset at half past three in the afternoon

Skating on Rauðavatn

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Reykjavík 13/12/2022 : A7R III, A7C : FE 2.8/100mm GM, FE 1.4/24mm GM