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Myvatn is categorised as Lakeside / Wildlife

Jökuldalsheiði (Photo Courtesy: Hansueli Krapf)
Dettifoss Waterfall (Photo Courtesy: Roger McLassus)
Lava Island in Mývatn (Photo Courtesy: Andreas Tille)
Stöðvarfjörður View (Photo Courtesy: Algkalv)
The Hverfjall Crater in Mývatn (Photo Courtesy: MosheA)

Reasons to Visit
  • Mývatn is a vast scenic wetland surrounded by volcanic landforms in North Iceland
  • Mývatn is renowned for its lake and Laxa river hosting rich number of water birds and Gyrfalcons
  • Mývatn is a popular destination among wildlife travelers and bird watchers
  • Mývatn Area is known for its rich fishing for brown trout and Atlantic salmon.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Reykjavik (470 kms)

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  • Private Driver Guide Tour, Iceland (8 Nights)
  • The Complete Iceland Experience (8 Nights)

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Lake Myvatn is a 2-millennial old lake which originated from a volcanic eruption in North Iceland. The lake and its surrounding wet lands support several water birds and aquatic life. The shore of lake Myvatn is characterized by craters and rows of rock pillars formed by the volcanic activities. The lake is protected as a nature reserve and is monitored annually.
    Lake or Riverside
    City Lake
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Dettifoss waterfalls, crowned as the most powerful waterfall in Europe is fed by a glacier and is located in North eastern Iceland. The falls plummeting down 144 ft. create a crashing spray. The view of the falls is breathtaking during dawn and sunset.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Jökuldalsheiði region is part of the central highlands of Iceland. Situated at 500m above sea the Jökuldalsheiði wetlands comprise farms, lakes and hill. The uninhabited area is a major tourist attraction during summer.
    Lake or Riverside
    City Lake
    Fagridalur valley is a valley comprising 1100 mts high volcanic mountains located in Eastern Iceland and an important transport connection. The aluminum plant is a major trade point in the area.
    Natural Wonders
    Stodvarfjordur is a village in the east Iceland renowned for its harbor and textile industry. Tourists can enjoy a variety of handcrafts, wood and metal art pieces displayed round the year.
    Village Visit

Destinations within reach from Myvatn

  • Vik ( 620 Km )

    Vík is the southernmost part of Iceland serves as an important transit stay for tourists. Vík more

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Nearest Airport in Myvatn
  • Keflavik International Airport ( KEF ) , Reykjavik-470 Kms
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