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Lake Myvatn, Reykjahlid

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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. 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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  • The lake itself isn't that special on its own, but it has lots of great places around it that are actually must see places when in Northern Iceland if you ask me. Think of Dimmuborgir, Krafla... 
    The lake itself isn't that special on its own, but it has lots of great places around it that are actually must see places when in Northern Iceland if you ask me. Think of Dimmuborgir, Krafla...  more »
  • Love the views of this lake surrounded by lava formations. Very picturesque. Many places to stop and take it in. Lots of photo opportunities. Easy access. 
    Love the views of this lake surrounded by lava formations. Very picturesque. Many places to stop and take it in. Lots of photo opportunities. Easy access.  more »
  • This area has lots to offer and we spent the day wandering around exploring, but you could easily spend longer. We visited Krafla, Hverir, Hverfjall and Lava field Dimmuborgir all of which are... 
    This area has lots to offer and we spent the day wandering around exploring, but you could easily spend longer. We visited Krafla, Hverir, Hverfjall and Lava field Dimmuborgir all of which are...  more »
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  • Boring. I can just recommend Dadi's pizza in that location.
  • Certain worth a visit. Remember to drive slowly not to miss the attractions.
  • Beautiful place, would strongly recommend seeing at least once.
  • Wonderful place where we spent two days hiking all over the place and enjoying the marvels of nature and the hot baths
  • Mývatn - Beautiful views in summer and winter! In summer, I suggest you get some insecticides - they can be troublesome.

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