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.
Tours To Lake Myvatn
Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $159
Duration: 10 hours
Lofthellir Ice Cave from Akureyri BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Lake Myvatn Reviews
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 »
The area have very well defined pathways and ask people not to walk out of them, but not everyone understand the signs. However, it is a nice place to take some snacks use our legs and see some... more »
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