Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

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#3 of 20 in Parks in Northeast Region
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. Our Reykjahlid route builder makes visiting Lake Myvatn and other Reykjahlid attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Although we came in January and there was snow everywhere it was quiet and peaceful. I am sure summer with all the birds would be really great. The lake is pristine and enjoyable at any time.  more »
  • Mývatn or Komarinoe Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. The lake itself is not great, but very picturesque volcanic traces are very impressive, frozen lava, psevdokratery, volcanoes. Ostanavalis this meta on 5 days, because easy access to all attractions in the area. Caught Lake covered with ice on the day of arrival, but literally the next morning, the ice began to melt and the Lake appeared throughout the spring.
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  • By driving the road around Lake Myvatn you will see it and the surrounding hilly landscapes from various perspectives and see all kinds of birds. The lake is pristine with few commercial facilities to...  more »
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  • Beautiful region of Iceland. Many diverse activities and visits around the lake. Could spend several days around.
  • Nice walks and spots around the lake. Even just a drive around is nice!
  • It wasn't as photo taking friendly as I thought and the volcano in the middle of the lake doesn't look very picturesque in a photo. Still worth making a drive around it due to other beautiful scenery around it.
  • Mars on Earth. Stunning panoramic view, especially during the aurora dancing!!
  • different things to do and see around the myvatn. And yes there are mosquitos as the name says

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