Mt.Þóristindur in winter

The peak of Þóristindur rises between the Highland Center at Hrauneyjar and Veiðivötn. The mountain has a wide base rising from Lake Þórisvatn to a narrower peak 822 meters above sea level that is visible over a wide area and easily recognizable by its rocky shape. In clear weather the view from the top is absolutely stunning. Þóristindur is named for the outlaw Þórir who once lived at Þóristunga and who has given his name to other places in the area like Lake Þórisvatn and Þórisós estuary.