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The Best Things to Do in Lake Myvatn

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Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Geologic Formation
Gigantic mud craters surrounded by sulfur crystals of many different colors, bubbling mud pots, and steam pots make up the landscape of Mt. N
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Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths , Lake Myvatn
Soak inside or out at Mývatn Nature Baths. A warm natural lagoon maintains a temperature of 35-40 C (95-104 F). Inside you can take an even h
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Dettifoss Waterfall , Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 100 m (328 ft) wide and 44 m (131 ft) tall, it is also one of
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Duration: 6 days
Travel the full circle road around Iceland in 6 days and visit the best highlights the island has to offer, with an experienced guide in a small group for a more personalized experience. You will explore the Golden Circle, the South Coast, Skaftafell, East Fjords, Lake Myvatn and more. This tour also includes adventurous activities such as glacier hiking, whale watching and hiking.
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Nature / Park
Krafla Lava Fields , Lake Myvatn
Experience the rising steam and bubbling hot lava of a real volcano at Krafla Lava Fields. These fields include the Krafla volcano, one of th
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Grjotagja Cave , Reykjahlid
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Lake Myvatn

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous. To personalize your trip to Lake Myvatn, create itinerary details specific to you using our Iceland trip planner.

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Places to visit in Lake Myvatn

Where to stay in Lake Myvatn

Myvatn boasts a number of charming hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses in a scenic shoreline setting. Amenities vary considerably, ranging from lodging with shared bathrooms to those boasting on-site spas, so do your research before booking. You'll find private holiday apartments, houses, cottages, and even farms in the region, which can be a more economical option for large groups and those planning a longer stay. For easy access to cafes, stores, and restaurants, stay near the towns of Reykjahlío, Skutustaoir, or the ring road.
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