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Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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“lava fields” (28 reviews)
Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A definite place to visit as a part of your Iceland Tour. The hot springs are cheaper and less crowded than the commercialized ones, and the place is lovely.

Thank usk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold windy/rainy day, but we still enjoyed our drive our the lake. Best part was when we hiked up with volcano Hverfell. It is a serious hike up, but the views were amazing. Just be careful if you get a windy day...More

Thank Flygirl_1350
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place and area to spend the day. Lots of stops possible to do some walking, visit dimmu borgir or grotagja (from GoT).

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lake surrounded by volcanos and pseudo-volcanos, again an amazing and super different landscape proving the very differentiated nature Iceland has got to offer!

Thank pauweldesmedt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its really nice all around and well worth a gander if you're in the area. Plenty to do and myvatn has a few hotels etc..

Thank Jimi-Jaume M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few short walks around the lake with lovely views and had a great time birdwatching. Most of the lake was still frozen, but that concentrated the birds onto the melted spots and so made it easier to bird spot. We saw and...More

Thank Jos1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the snow, some parts frozen over. Great sunset views from all angles. Very photogenic any time of day

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning lake with some terrific walks around parts of it - take time to walk one and you'll be rewarded by some magnificent views - well worth the journey

Thank Ichdien000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Northern Iceland is definitely worth exploring - so much to do here and the Lake itself is beautiful. Whale watching in Husavik (about 45 min drive away) is also a must!

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Iceland is one of the most gorgeous places I have seen and lake myvatn was a highlight. Make sure to drive around the lake to take it all in

Thank carolmJ1418TY
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do we need to buy tickets ahead to access the bath or can we just buy tickets on ? thanks anna
7 September 2016|
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Response from HiHonu808 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the baths.
Irina B
Hello, when the midges appear actually? what is the chance to face them in the beginning of June?
11 May 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Hey Irina Midges are out summer to autumn, so I'd pack insect repellent. David
Hi! On your trip to Lake Myvatn in the winter did you do a self-drive or a tour? We are thinking of going next March and do a self-drive. Do you have any tips for winter holiday there? Thanks in advance.
29 October 2015|
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Response from Simone194 | Reviewed this property |
I went in summer of 2010 in August on selfdrive tour. no problem. again I went on tour with JGtravel with a tourguide and only 7 other persons to Myvatn in Febr 2015. great tour!! I could not do a selfdrive at all then. due... More