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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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  • That's an exact translation of the Icelandic word Mývatn (Mý=midge and vatn=lake). And it reveals the extraordinary number of midges in the area. A real disaster for people with allergic reactions. Th...  more »
  • We had the pleasure of driving around this entire lake twice. If you're not fortunate enough to be in the area that long, or have that much time, I highly recommend the east and south sides of the lak...  more »
  • As you roll through grasslands and Icelandic horses towards the lake from the west the views are stunning. The lake is one of the last land marks of normality before hitting hundreds of kms of lava la...  more »