Lake Mývatn Area

Myvatn is considered one of the best birdwatching places in Iceland.

The Myvatn basin sits squarely on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Although most of the interesting sights are volcanic or geothermal features, the centrepiece is the lake Myvatn itself, which averages a depth of only 2.5m.

Nature wonders

The lake contains over 50 islands and islets, mostly pseudocraters formed when molten lava flowed into the lake.

Places of interest include the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, Hofdi peninsula, Dimmuborgir lava formations, Hverfell Crater, Hverir hot spring area, Krafla volcanic area and Myvatn Nature Bath.

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  • Lattitude: 65.603860
  • Longitude: -16.996106