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Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall , Lake Myvatn
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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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Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths , Lake Myvatn
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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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Water Body
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
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Geologic Formation
Hverir , Lake Myvatn
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Leave behind the comforts of civilization at Hverir, where the power of nature rules. Few countries compare to Iceland when it comes to volca
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Nature / Park
Krafla Lava Fields , Lake Myvatn
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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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Lake Myvatn

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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. Make your own Lake Myvatn vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Iceland trip itinerary builder site.

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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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