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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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  • When we visited the entire lake and surrounds were both frozen and snow-covered. A truly stunning area of natural beauty.  more »
  • We were in a hurry, so we didn't do any long walk... it is anyway very recomendable and I would like to come back with more time  more »
  • When we were there most of the lake was frozen. With that Icelandic horse drag racing was being held. This is a fun competition to watch. The horses run a measured one kilometer course and are timed. ...  more »