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Mývatn 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.

Mývatn Nature Reserve

Mývatn 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 i
Skútustaðagígar

Skútustaðagígar

Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters were formed by gas explosions, when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. The craters are a popular site for birdwatch
Birds Museum Sigurgeir

Birds Museum Sigurgeir

Sigurgeir´s Bird Museum was opened on the 17th of August 2008. The goal of the Museum is to educate the visitors about birds, the biota in Lake Mývatn
Mývatn

Mývatn

Mývatn offers a unique natural environment. With large contrasts and short distances, you can experience the most and the best that Iceland has to off
Dimmuborgir Guesthouse

Dimmuborgir Guesthouse

The family-run Dimmuborgir Guesthouse at Lake Mývatn offers accommodation in cosy cottages and double rooms all the year round. It is located on the s
Höfði

Höfði

Höfði is a rocky promontory which reaches into the waters of Lake Mývatn. The view from here is good, giving a vista of the lake's coves and inlets, b
Vogafjos Farm Resort

Vogafjos Farm Resort

Welcome to Vogafjós Farm Resort The resort is located on the east coast of lake Mývatn. It consists of a cosy family-owned guesthouse, a restaurant ne
Vogar

Vogar

Please contact for prices and booking information.
Vogar Camping Ground - Vogar Travel Service

Vogar Camping Ground - Vogar Travel Service

Our camping grounds have plenty of space and guests are welcome to park their car next to the tent/camper.  Indoor toilets and hot showers are include
Daddi’s Pizza

Daddi’s Pizza

Daddi’s pizza is a small pizzeria, founded in 2009. It’s located next to our reception and is visible from the main road.  We serve mouth-watering, de
Lake Mývatn

Lake Mývatn

Mývatn is the 4th largest lake in Iceland, 37 km2 in area. Its shores are indented with many coves and inlets and its surface is dotted with around 50
Geo Travel Iceland

Geo Travel Iceland

Geo Travel is a carbon neutral, family run tour operator and a travel agency in North Iceland. Small groups and personal service is our speciality. We
Dimmuborgir

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
Sel-Hotel Mývatn

Sel-Hotel Mývatn

Sel Hotel Mývatn provides you with an ideal location from which to experience the wonders of Mývatn and its surroundings.  The hotel has 58 rooms whic
Myvatnsstofa

Myvatnsstofa

Mývatn offers a unique natural environment. With large contrasts and small distances you can experience the most and the best that Iceland has to offe
Fosshotel Myvatn

Fosshotel Myvatn

Fosshotel Mývatn offers 92 rooms in wonderful surroundings north of Lake Mývatn, within 100 km from the Akureyri Airport. The hotel is designed by awa
Mývatn | Berjaya Iceland Hotels

Mývatn | Berjaya Iceland Hotels

Mývatn | Berjaya Iceland Hotels is a brand new 59 room hotel, opened in July 2018. It was rebuilt on a solid foundation, where you get to be you in a
Gamli bærinn

Gamli bærinn

The Gamli – Bistro (The Old Farm-Bistro) If there is an original Icelandic Country Tavern, it is Gamli-Bistro by Lake Mývatn.From early morning to la
Hotel Laxá

Hotel Laxá

Hotel Laxá is a new luxurious hotel that was opened in summer 2014. It features beautifully decorated rooms and excellent facilities in a prime locati
Hlíð Travel Service

Hlíð Travel Service

Hlid offers different kind of accommodation: Guesthouse / Hraunbrún: Sleeping bag accommodation in four beds rooms without private bathroom.  Shared w

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