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Title: Þórisvatn  
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Subject: List of lakes of Iceland, Vatnsfell Power Station, Highlands of Iceland, Torfajökull, Apavatn
Collection: Highlands of Iceland, Lakes of Iceland
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Primary inflows Þjórsá
Primary outflows Þjórsá
Basin countries Iceland
Surface area 88 km²
Max. depth 109 m

Þórisvatn, is the largest lake of Iceland, situated at the south end of Sprengisandur highland road within the highlands of Iceland.

It is a reservoir of a surface about 88 km² and uses the energy of the river Þjórsá, which comes down from the glacier Hofsjökull. Here in the south, it is exploited in a power station. Like a lot of other Icelandic lakes, which are mostly glacial lakes or volcanic lakes, it normally has a stark green color.

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