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Lake Myvatn

4.2
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
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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Places to visit in Lake Myvatn

Popular things to do in Lake Myvatn

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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mountain
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Nature / Park
Krafla Lava Fields
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Lake Myvatn

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Grjotagja Cave ©
Cave
Grjotagja Cave Reykjahlid
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hverfjall ©
Waterfall
Hverfjall
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Cave
Lofthellir Lava Cave
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Geologic Formation
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Lake Myvatn

Sigurgeirs Bird Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum Reykjahlid
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Viti Crater ©
Scenic Walking Area
Viti Crater
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Aldeyjarfoss ©
Outdoor Activity
Aldeyjarfoss
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Askja ©
Geologic Formation
Askja Reykjahlid
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Lake Myvatn

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Vindbelgjarfjall ©
Outdoor Activity
Vindbelgjarfjall
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hofdi ©
Outdoor Activity
Hofdi
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Geo Travel ©
Hiking / Camping Tour
Geo Travel
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Grenjadarstadir
Landmark
Grenjadarstadir
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hverir ©
Geologic Formation
Hverir
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Myvatn ©
Water Body
Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 4 hours