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Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

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Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • The Lake stretches between enchanting landscapes, fake craters, lava rocks that form templates on which to sail. Along the way a wood fenced stroll around, in the silence.
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  • (37 km2) Lake in the middle of volcanic phenomena (cast of lava, cones, pseudo craters...) and populated by multitudes of birds attracted by gnats. Landscapes of postcards, and frequent to include stops in the tour.
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  • I was with my partner and the spectacular place was us. Amazing views, amazing landscapes. Impressive fumaroles in the volcanic zone. Great contrast of landscapes. Very very nice area. Recommended 100%
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