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Address: Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Surreal landscape

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank CliffKol
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Barbeuz
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We cam here in September in 2 days.The first day it was raining and foggy and the other day sunny. Ifit is sunny it is the most amazing place and so beautifull with colour,.

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Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Mývatn offers many natural wonders and heaps of walking paths to help you explore this area. Walking paths are from the very easy to hard (up low mountains). I cannot put web addresses here but if you google "mývatn what it has to offer" you´ll get plenty of ideas for locations to visit and things to do. Consider walking near... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful lake but the surroundings were the most crowded we met in our 12 days Iceland tour. The campsites were also full so we had to ran from this region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the area and we feel that we still haven't seen all that we would like to see. It is a lovely area and well worth a visit to the area.

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