Information about Mývatn

 

Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrounding area, the lake is one of Iceland's most amazing natural attractions.

Some of the islands in Myvatn are pseudocraters, formed by steam explosions. The lake has rich birdlife and more species of ducks than anywhere else in the world. As for vegetation, it is one of the few places in the world that grows Marimo, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, or Moss Balls in English, a species of filamentous green algae (Chlorophyta).

The Myvatn nature baths are also renowned throughout the world, a perfect place to relax, surrounded by breathtaking landscape.

Close to the lake is Dimmuborgir, a fascinating area of dramatic and chaotic lava. Norwegian symphonic metal band Dimmu Borgir takes its name from the the lava field, and it continues to inspire travellers from all over the world.

The Myvatn area is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. Don´t miss it!

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Attractions nearby Mývatn

Skútustaðagígar

The Skutustadagigar are pseudocraters at the southern shore of Lake Myvatn. The craters were formed by steam explosions, when boiling lava flowed ove...

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir (e. ‘Black Forts') is a large area of chaotic lava, situated right east of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. With its dramatic view...

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Hverfell

Hverfell is an explosion crater on the east side of Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland and is one of the largest explosion craters in the world. ...

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Reykjahlíð

  Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natu...

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Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn. It features a geothermal hot spring inside. Grjótagjá...

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Námafjall geothermal area

The Namafjall geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.  At this area, also known as Hverir, you may se...

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Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. These craters take their name from the explosion crater Ludent, to the...

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Lofthellir

Lofthellir is a lava cave in North Iceland, situated in the lava field of older Laxardalshraun. The Lofthellir lava cave is renowned for having some ...

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Hvannfell

  Hvannfell is a mountain in Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. The mountain is located near the famous Lake Myvatn. The Burfellshr...

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Leirhnjúkur

  Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. Leirhnjukur is pa...

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Krafla

Krafla is a caldera ca. 10-15 km north of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. The diameter of the volcano is 10 km and it has a fissure zone of 90 km. Its ...

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Víti in Krafla

Viti (meaning 'Hell') in Krafla is an explosion crater. It is one of the two most famous Viti craters in Iceland, the other being Viti in Askj...

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Svartá

Svarta is a river in Bardardalur valley in North Iceland, around 45 kilometers from the mighty Skjalfandafljot glacier river. Svarta is one of the gr...

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Ullarfoss

Ullarfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Svarta in North Iceland. The waterfall is located in a fresh spring river that flows through Bardarda...

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Goðafoss

Goðafoss waterfall is located the river Skjálfandafljót in north Iceland, the fourth largest river in Iceland. It is one of the...

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Gjástykki

  Gjastykki is a beautiful and rugged rift valley to the north of the caldera Krafla, in the north of Iceland. Gjastykki was literally blown ap...

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Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the mighty Skjalfandafljot river, dropping from a height of 20 meters. Of particular note is the contra...

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Hrafnabjargafoss

Hrafnabjargafoss is a waterfall in the river Skjalfandafljot northwest of Vatnajokull.  Skjalfandafljot falls into several highly impressive can...

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Selfoss (waterfall)

Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Jokulsa a Fjollum in North Iceland. Selfoss belongs to the Jokulsargljufur preservation area, with its ...

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Jökulsárgljúfur

  Jokulsargljufur is a preservation area and former National Park which became part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. It derives its name fr...

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Tours near Mývatn

5 Day Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn

Take the wheel on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights journey of North Iceland, by the beautiful......

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Caving Tour to Lofthellir Cave from Akureyri

Climb down into a world of dazzling ice amid lava rock colored by mineral deposits on this day......

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Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Join this tour to experience the greatness of Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland's most powerful......

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for......

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Caving Tour to Lofthellir Cave with Flight from Reykjavik

Descend into the earth on a tour of the lava cave of Lofthellir and the peculiar world of......

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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavik to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness......

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Dettifoss Waterfall with Flight from Reykjavík

Come along on a journey across the nation in a single day, to take in the sight of one of the......

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of......

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Iceland's top Sights | 3 Day Super Jeep Winter Holiday

Join us on this unique tour across the Icelandic highlands. Those who dare to enter the harsh,......

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Mývatn Off-Road Super Jeep Tour

Be adventurous and take the forgotten route to and around lake Mývatn with us. We will take you......

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Askja caldera, highlands

Walk in the footsteps of the first men on the moon on the Askja Lunar tour. Leaving from Lake......

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Cave Exploration Lofthellir from Akureyri

Explore the fascinating world beneath Iceland’s lava, on this incredible caving excursion. This......

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Cave Exploration Lofthellir from Lake Mývatn

Explore the volcanic outback by Lake Mývatn in northeast Iceland on this exciting day tour!......

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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Hot Spring Hunt | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Travel around Iceland in 10 days on this all-encompassing self-drive tour. If you want to make......

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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

Join this tour for 10 days of adventure to see as much of Iceland as possible while joining in......

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Bike and Bath

Cycle with us into the bright summer night on a mountain bike. On our way we cycle by the......

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North Iceland Winter Photography Workshops

On this nine-day winter photo workshop, you‘ll join professional landscape photographer Iurie......

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Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshops

Join this 12 day photo workshop around Iceland where we will be photographing varied and amazing......

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14-hour Full Day Tour to Highlands of North Iceland

Come along on this tour of the exciting highlands of north Iceland. The tour begins in the......

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6 Hours Tour | Goðafoss, Námaskarð Geothermal Area & Mývatn Nature Bath

Come along on a relaxing tour of the thrilling landscapes of the Mývatn district. The tour......

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10-hour Tour to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Askja

Join this tour for an unforgettable journey through the countryside, now awake after the long......

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Lake Mývatn Icecave Experience

Lake Mývatn Icecave Experience. Is a holiday package where we include a Icecave exploration. We......

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Lake Myvatn Husky Experience

Immerse yourself in the Lake Mývatn area with this four-day package, centred around a husky......

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9 Day Escorted Iceland Circle Tour

On this round-the-island tour, you get to see the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic......

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9 Day Package | With Guided Tour Around The Ring Road of Iceland

Come along on this 9-day guided tour around Iceland. You'll visit the most famous places in the......

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience

Reserve this 9-day package tour to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in......

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Lake Myvatn, the Nature Baths, and Whale Watching | Departures from Akureyri and Reykjavík

Immerse yourself in North Iceland, with a combo trip to see the wonders of Lake Mývatn and the......

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5 Day Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn Offer

Come along on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights tour of north Iceland, by the beautiful Lake......

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience Offer

Reserve this 9 day trip to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in winter.......

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5 Day Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn - Winter Offer

Come along on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights tour of north Iceland, by the beautiful Lake......

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience - Winter Offer

Reserve this 9 day trip to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in winter.......

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5 Day Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn - Winter Offer

Come along on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights tour of north Iceland, by the beautiful Lake......

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience - Winter Offer

Reserve this 9 day trip to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in winter.......

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Private 4x4 SUV Luxury Tours / Golden Circle - South Coast - West Coast

Book one seat and you have 7 seats for you and your family or friends for only ISK 140.000-......

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Fat Bike Tours

Now we offer FAT BIKE Tours as a new, fun and exciting product in our tour product line. We are......

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6 Day Private Tour Around Iceland | Myvatn, Jokulsarlon & South Coast

See the most popular Icelandic attractions as well as some hidden gems on this private 6-day......

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Siberian Husky Tour | Dog Sledding in the Myvatn Area

Shoot across the snow-covered Icelandic countryside behind a team of Siberian Huskies. This tour......

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Visit a Dog Sled Kennel on an Icelandic Farm | Lake Myvatn Area

Meet the incredible Siberian Huskies who pull sleighs through the Icelandic snowscapes. This......

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4 Day Complete Iceland | The Major Highlights Around Iceland

If you are one of those people who would like to see the complete Iceland in a very short time,......

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Private Northern Lights

One evening Private Super Jeep Tour into the darkness to see the Northern......

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Private Dettifoss Tour

On this tour we drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja. We admire the......

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Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss

See a collection of some of the most famous attractions in northern Iceland, all in one day. Go......

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Private 2 Day Complete Askja Excursion | Super Jeep Tour

Experience Iceland’s most isolated terrain, with this private, two-day, super jeep tour to the......

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Krafla Wilderness Walk from Akureyri

Hike across the unique, haunting and dramatic Krafla lava fields, and witness firsthand......

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The Ring Road with Whale Watching in Akureyri

Come along on an epic journey of the island of ice and fire, where you circumnavigate the most......

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Ring Road Tour - Winter Adventure with Northern Lights Hunt

Zip up your warmest jacket and embark on this winter adventure of the one and only ring road of......

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Iceland On Your Own | Circle Road and Highlands Bus Passport

Explore Iceland on your own terms and in your own time by purchasing the Full Circle Bus......

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Myvatn Tour

For this tour, we'll meet you at your hotel, guesthouse, cruise ship or at the Akureyri......

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Iceland On Your Own | Highlights of Iceland Bus Passport

Choose to explore Iceland in your own way with this bus passport of Iceland’s highlights.......

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Iceland On Your Own | Combo Bus Passport

See as much of Iceland as you can fit into your trip; this Combo Bus Passport gives you access......

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7 Day Guided Winter Tour | Half-Circle of Iceland and Flight back to Reykjavik

Jump aboard this seven-day winter minibus tour around Iceland. You will be driven from Reykjavík......

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10 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

Drive the entire ring-road of Iceland in ten days, on this immersive winter tour. Carefully......

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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to......

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6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

Hop on board this unique minibus journey around Iceland, exploring for six full days the......

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12 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland with the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of Iceland in winter, on this 12-day self-drive tour......

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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over......

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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the......

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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of Iceland with Akureyri 

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights......

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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself.......

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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland.......

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8 Day Winter Self Drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle with Northern Lights Hunting

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this 8-day winter self-drive. Circle the entire......

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