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Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • There's not much more to be said about how Lake Myvatn. It's otherworldly but beautiful. One could sit and watch for hours. Well worth climbing the mountain on the western side of the lake for incredi...  read more »
  • We didn't drive all the way around but did the southern half and really enjoyed the water, foliage, views. Spectacular! 
  • The Lake has to offer indescribably beautiful blue and turquoise tones. The single stage trigger there for the million bucks, but what the name not already would promise anything.
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