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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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  • A very desolate landscape of lava plains and craters to bubbling mud pools around the Lake. The lake is shallow and very blue colour. Partly frozen when we visited. A surreal experience.  more »
  • An unusual place of beauty and emptiness. So many lava fields where nothing grows but also farms and wildlife. Mudpots and geysers and even a place to swim in a volcanic heated pool. There are hotels ...  more »
  • The lake in part is very pretty but it is the various attractuions around the lake that make it worth while. There are some interesting viewing points not highlighted on the map and they are worth fin...  more »