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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  • The Lake Myvatn area is a beautiful area for winter landscape photography. The area is a great place to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis. The lake is mostly frozen in the winter but there are ar...  more »
  • Many interesting points, which you can view here. 1) lava sleeves-at the entrance to the Lake 2) volcano, and its crater (it is possible to climb and walk to the ring) 3) hydrogen sulfide sources 4) another Crater Lake. Here it is impossible to make labels on the map, but if you want to-I move on google maps
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  • Feel free to take the time to make the tour of the Lake, the landscapes are amazing and there are plenty of sites to visit, especially in the East. (Myvatn Nature Bath, Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, cave Grjotagja...) We were there in the month of October and the colors were beautiful.
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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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