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June 19, 2007

Largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island

island in a lake photo

The largest island in the world is Greenland, the largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea. But what about the largest lake that's on an island? Or the biggest island in the middle of a lake? This webpage takes those types of questions to the obsessive-compulsive extreme, eventually identifying the largest island on earth that's in a lake, that's situated on an island, that happens to be in a lake, that itself is located on an island.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 19, 2007 12:52 PM


This is the best site for the clarity of the images and text, and the delight in geography. This makes me love the planet all over again

Posted by: stacy levy at June 25, 2007 10:12 AM

When I was travelling in Indonesia I came across a similar Island on an island on an island...

It was:

Indian Ocean > Island of Sumatra > Lake Toba > Samosir Island > Pond > Island

Posted by: kiki at July 24, 2007 11:27 AM

With each successive image I had to take a moment to wrap my head around the category, with each one causing me to giggle a bit harder.

Posted by: Mo at July 24, 2007 12:18 PM

Elbruz has a nice page, but that island is not in fact the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island. There is a larger one on Glover Island on Newfoundland. Please see:

Posted by: Josh at July 26, 2007 12:54 PM