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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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  • Lovely place to visit and admire the natural beauty of Lake Myvatn. Iceland is amazing for natural beauty and scenic views 
  • We joined a tour group, leaving the drive to the professional. As in all group tours, there was only a finite amount of time at each stop off points. We hit all the highlights with sufficient time. Gi...  more »
  • If you are there, you should definitely drive around this beautiful lake (around 35km): the views are incredible!