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. 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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  • This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iceland and that is saying a lot. Take in a bath while you are there at the geothermal springs. Scenic views are definitely worth stopping for.  more »
  • In September, the Mývatn is mosquito-free, so very enjoyable. The wide open landscape, the beautiful Lakeside, this little civilization and the one or other volcanic cones are a completely different feeling. Only the smell of sulfur is sometimes awkward.
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  • After that we went on a cruise ship Akureyri hotels Thursday the huge Msc Meravillia hired a car and drove towards the Lake, parked in the gulfos the mdihimim, and from there continued to support numerous attractions, located around the lake itself isn't the main attraction, but there are many tourist pearls Around and go to the visitor center, next to a gas station and refresh the northeast side and catch up with the High Representative, all these points in order not to skip any of them. Properly we strongly recommend
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  • Excellent place! Better and cheaper than blue lagoon. Less crouded and with a pretty nice view! :)
  • Most unique lake I have ever been too and so much to do near and around it. Only regret was not staying long enough to explore more. Will be back!!
  • I love this place, and I'm so glad I got to see more of it in the summer, but my allergies murdered me there this season and of course there are the midge flies. Still not as bad as mosquitoes.
  • Amazing location to see these pseudo craters, volcanoes and so much geothermal activity up close...
  • Amazing views of a beautiful crater. Definitely worth the time to go see.
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