Myvatn Nature reserve

Lake Mývatn is a veritable paradise for birdwatchers and there is a highly diverse birdlife to be found both on the waters of the lake itself and on its shores. Many waders and marsh dwellers make their home there, but Mývatn is probably best known for its unique duck species composition. During the summer months there are more species of duck gathered in and around its waters than anywhere else on the planet. Mývatn and its wetlands are protected as a nature reserve (The Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area). It is registered as one of the internationally important wetlands, along with the Laxá river which flows out of the lake.

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Myvatn Nature reserve
GPS Points N65° 36' 50.282" W17° 0' 34.778"
Postal code

660

Road number

1

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Ferðaþjónustan Bjargi
Guesthouses
  • Bjarg
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4240
Skútustaðir Farm Holidays
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4212
Guesthouse Stöng
Guesthouses
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4252, 896-6074
Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun
Guesthouses
  • Helluhraun 15
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4220
Dimmuborgir Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Geiteyjarströnd 1
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4210, 894-3042

Others

Ferðaþjónustan Bjargi
Guesthouses
  • Bjarg
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4240
Mýflug Air
Tour Operators
  • Reykjahlíð Airport
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4400
Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun
Guesthouses
  • Helluhraun 15
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4220
Mývatnssveit Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Stekkholt
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 856-1159
Myvatn Marathon
Running Tours - Running
  • Hlíðavegur 6
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 867-8723
Safarihestar
Horse Activities
  • Álftagerði 3
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4203 , 864-1121
Guesthouse Stöng
Guesthouses
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4252, 896-6074