The Lost Lake Bridge Skip to content

The Lost Lake Bridge

At a 1,5 meter’s depth in Ellidavatn lake lies a bridge which is more than a century old, according to It had been used for farming and was regularly crossed by men and animals as they made their way to the fields across the lake.

An Icelandic Lake. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The bridge has been immersed in water since 1924, when the dam of the Reykjavík Electrical Company was taken into use.

The bridge is made of dolerite and lava. It was commonly referred to as the Stone Arch.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article