Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn

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 Lake Myvatn route builder makes visiting Lake Myvatn and other Lake Myvatn attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I visited a day tour from Akureyri. It was characterized by the topography of the volcano, called Pseudo-crater (not because it was not made of meteorites). There is a promenade with views of the lake and Pseudo-crater.
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  • This area a rare form of lava and water(pseudo- craters a haven for bird including Widgeon,redshank,tufted duck,horned grebe to make a few. Here also is a haven for millions of flies so be aware, over...  more »
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