Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

4.6
#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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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