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Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn
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Created 2,300 years ago by volcanic eruption, Lake Myvatn features craters, mud pits, lava columns, distant mountains, and lifting steam. The large amounts of algae in the water support many aquatic plants and fish, and the wetland environment is home to many species of waterbirds, including 13 duck species. You'll find a hot spring lagoon, a geothermal cave, and a bird museum nearby. You can also fish or hike in the area, including to the Krafla volcano. To visit Lake Myvatn on your trip to Reykjahlid, use our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.
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  • During our visit in September 2016 we stayed 2 days at Lake Myvatn. It is a breathtaking place especially during fall with lots of things to explore from hiking to natural hot springs. The scenery is ...  more »
  • We did around the Lake several times in both directions, in the rain and sunny weather, which allowed us to realize that the midges we bored only by time dry. There are many sites of interest around the Lake but in the end, the latter is really interesting for those who are interested in birds. There are a few amazing geological formations and there are a few walks to do in the Lake. Nice but not exceptional!
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  • During a great tour in the North of Iceland we slept for a night on the Lake. We tried the northern lights but the (poor) solar activity and the time (overcast) there are unfortunately was met. We could still appreciate the beautiful landscape around the Lake with all its small and large craters and a unique atmosphere.
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