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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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9 days / 8 nights
Jun - Aug

Highlights of North & West Iceland

263540ISK

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Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
December

Christmas with the Locals in North Iceland

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

205934ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

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Iceland
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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

186728ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

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