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Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area is so wild and wonderful - December part sof the lake were frozen solid but the whole area is mystical and beatiful to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Myvatn is a beautiful lake in the Myvatyn volcanic region in the northeast of Iceland. Surrounded by lava fileds and hot springs.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful watery views set in a volcanic landscape. So much to explore in this area. Beware the mosquitoes!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SueH4
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Enough for everyone to admire.Beautiful views, home to waterfalls, caves, hot springs, nature baths, geologic features of every stripe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Timothy O
Reviewed November 26, 2018

big area & not so many tourist so that it is peaceful. the lake itself getting particular geological. good for picture

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Although am sure it’s beautiful here we had very low cloud rain and snow whilst here so couldn’t actually see anything. So come when weather prospects are better

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaN711
Reviewed November 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kaushiks_MA
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

At first sight the lake doesn’t look all that impressive but if you have the time to drive around there are some beautiful views to be had.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to do in this area. Exploring via car is the best way to see all of the sights. Wear your hiking shoes or not. Check out places to see in this area before you arrive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from 502deborahr | Reviewed this property |
You will not have any problems here with heights.
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You can buy tickets at the baths.
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Lake Myvatn "flies"?? (3 Replies)
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|
Response fromicelandicguide|
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
Singapore, Singapore
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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13 Days for Ring Road — how much time in Western Fjords? (12 Replies)
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|
Response from2KaTTs|
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.