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Lake Myvatn has many interesting geological feature around it and while lake is lake, the surrounding features make it great. Of course, there are lots of birds, swans and small hiking places so keep some a day's time for the area.
Serene and crystal clear shallow waters that reflect the islets and clouds. Watch out for the midges though. Be sure to bring a head net, since these small nonbiting insects like to crawl up your nose or into your ears.
What are the flies like? Do they bite? Are they at the lake all year (when it's not frozen)? I don't enjoy flies ever. Is there a way to avoid them in Sep/Oct? Do I/we need hats with nets? Do the flies only live at the lake itself or the entire region? Thanks, for any info or advice.
May 29, 2012|
The flies are ,,Black flies", also known as midges. They don´t bite, they sting. Not dangerous, but very annoying. No they are not all year around, there are usually about three periods each sumer, lasting from two - four days each. The flies are worst after a wet period, when it dries. You should always have fly net available, that way you are pretty safe. The flies are not around in Sept/Oct, it´s already late autumn and too cold. They are all around the lake region, but worst nearer...More
Self-Drive in Iceland during March (16 Replies)
Hi, I am planning for a self-drive trip around the island from 17th - 26th Mar and will need some advice. My itinerary will be as follows: Day 1 - Reykjavik Day 2 - Hveragerði; Keldur Turf House; Seljalandsfoss Waterfall; Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center; Skógafoss Fall; Dyrhólaeyjarviti; Kirkjufjara beach and Reynisfjara Overnight at Vik Day 3 - Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon; Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour Overnight at Skaftafell Day 4 - Svartifoss...More
January 18, 2016|
Response fromJasmine K|
I think day 5 is too much? From Hofn to Reykjahlíð is quite a distance without adding all the sights in. Day 7 from Akureyri to Deildartunguhver needs approx 4 hours alone.. I am going in October and am planning a night at Vallanes/Egilsstaðir between Höfn and Myvatn.
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We are two women who will be in Iceland for two weeks in late August. Our plan is to rent a car and to drive the Ring Road, clockwise. We are both “of a certain age” so we will do some walking...but hiking will not be on our agenda. The travel agent has us with 3 days (Aug. 19-21) in the Western Fjords, and I’m wondering if that is too long if we are not hiking and if the puffins have probably already flown away....and are we missing out on concentrating on other parts of the Ring Road...More
March 18, 2018|
Rather than too much time, in my opinion, three days in the Westfjords is far too little to see all you've listed, especially if you are driving all the way up to Ísafjörður AND driving the Strandir coast. We did the same loop in six days and wouldn't have wanted less. I would suggest either adding more days there or skipping it and adding more time elsewhere.