Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

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#3 of 14 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. To visit Lake Myvatn on your trip to Reykjahlid, use our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    You along while you reach the diverse and numerous attractions that we are in the area. Very nice, full of small islands covered with vegetation which emerge from the water.
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  • August 15, 2017
    So much to see in this area! Unlike the rest of Iceland, the attractions are laid out in a fairly compact area. You can drive around the lake stopping at awesome sights. We brought a head net which wa...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Tiny villages surrounding the lake so the only thing to do is outdoor activities. Only a handful of hotels and cafes. Bring all your outdoor gear for many hours playing outside in this surreal landsca...  more »

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