Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

4.4
Must see · 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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  • Very diverse area in the north of Iceland. You can easily spend aroun 3 days here going to the different sights around the lake, the lagoon for a swim, whale watching in Husavik and other sights in...  more »
  • Lake Myvatn is the country's fourth largest natural lake. Almost 9.5 km long and 6.5 km wide, the volcanic Lake Myvatn area covers an area of 37 square km. The lake's surroundings show great...  more »
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