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Lake Myvatn

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Address: Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Lovely place to visit and admire the natural beauty of Lake Myvatn. Iceland is amazing for natural beauty and scenic views

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit and admire the natural beauty of Lake Myvatn. Iceland is amazing for natural beauty and scenic views

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined a tour group, leaving the drive to the professional. As in all group tours, there was only a finite amount of time at each stop off points. We hit all the highlights with sufficient time. Given it was cold and windy, we would not have lingered too long anyway. It worked for us. We stopped at the Gooafoss,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you are there, you should definitely drive around this beautiful lake (around 35km): the views are incredible!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

While it was cold and a sea of white with the snow, driving around this lake in the winter still offers beautiful scenery and is worth the trip out here. You can take excursions via local tour operators, such as Saga Travel, but we rented a car and drove around. Driving is very easy and the roads are well marked.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This place, like much of Iceland, is surreal. The landscape was formed by very large gas bubbles that came up through the lava, creating mounds that look like mini-craters. These mounds pepper the landscape around the lake. This place has a certain raw beauty that has to be experienced in person.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Lots to do in Myvatn region. We spent a lot of time researching and trying to understand the area, and even then, there were a lot of surprises (Pleasant ones!) once here. Falls: Detifoss, Godafoss, Selfoss. Lake Myvatn, a bird sanctuary, the pseudo-craters, hot spots (Namfjall region, Krafla volcano and craters, Grjotagja caves, Dummoborgir area, geothermal electric and water plants,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We decided to drive around the lake to take in its full beauty as we were not going to be spending the night in the area. It's an easy drive, not many places you can pull over for pictures though, but when you can, it's worth a stop. We didn't spot the lake ''monster''m but it could be a fun... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I visited Myvatn for 1 day & 1 night, I wish I could stay half a week to see all its marvels! This is a truly unique place, and although you can see so many things in less than 1h drive, my favourite place is the lake. Incredible landscape, perfect to wander in the nature. My advice: if the weather... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

During our visit in September 2016 we stayed 2 days at Lake Myvatn. It is a breathtaking place especially during fall with lots of things to explore from hiking to natural hot springs. The scenery is just perfect for taking mesmerizing photos. One other thing to do while up there is a trip to the little fisher town of Husavik... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Around the lake there is many things to do like the volcanos and the hot spring. North from the lake Dettifoss, Godafoss Husavik and more. Very interesting area to spent 3 days.

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