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Lake Myvatn, Reykjahlid

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Our Reykjahlid route builder makes visiting Lake Myvatn and other Reykjahlid attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a very scenic area in North Iceland. Besides the lake itself, you van visit the lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the fumeroles at Namafjall. Be aware of the numerous midges in the summer.  more »
  • Overall, although there are a number of attractions, we were a bit disappointed in Myvatn. Most of the attractions were not primary ones like Dettifoss, but Tier 2 or 3 ones. Also, perhaps because...  more »
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