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Lake Mývatn

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A stunning lake among volcanic destruction

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich population of water birds, especially a variety of ducks.

The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents.

The effluent river Laxá is known for its rich fishing for Brown Trout and Atlantic salmon.

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Tours including Lake Mývatn

You could experience Lake Mývatn through any one of these tours below.

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11 days / 10 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Family Journey to the North

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Self-Drive

7 days / 6 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Pearls of North Iceland

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10 days / 9 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Snæfellsnes Peninsula & the Arctic North

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6 days / 5 nights

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Traditional Christmas in the North

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