Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir or Dark Cities is an area of randomly strewn lava rocks and cliffs, surrounded by vegetation such as low bushes and plants. Dimmuborgir is a place of surprises with its myriad forms and images, small caves and towering volcanic rock, pierced by natural apertures.

The most famous of these formations is the cave "The Church", aptly named for its dome-like ceiling.

It is not only in summer that Dimmuborgir exerts its charm; a winter visit is also an invigorating experience which must include popping in to see the Yule Lads (Santas) who have settled there and made it their home.

Dimmuborgir
GPS Points N65° 35' 31.385" W16° 54' 28.863"
Postal code

660

Road number

1

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

Others

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