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Continue to the Mývatn area through the small village of Laugar. But on the way, you must not miss Goðafoss waterfall and even learn about the story of Þorgeir the Lawspeaker, who made Christianity the official religion of Iceland in the year 1000.

By Lake Mývatn are some of the most popular natural attractions in Iceland such as Dimmuborgir lava formations, Höfði and Grjótagjá cave. In addition, the birdlife is particularly diverse, as it is believed that more species of ducks stay there than in any other place on Earth. Plan a visit to the Bird Museum to learn how people in the area used the lake for transport and to survive.

There are numerous hiking trails in the area and plenty of entertainment available all year round – snowmobiling, snow shoe walking, caving, dogsledding or just relax in the Nature Baths.

By Lake Mývatn are many types of accommodation along with many good restaurants and cafes.

Goðafoss waterfall
Mývatn Nature Reserve
Bird Watching
Mývatn Nature Baths
Laugar Swimming pool

Towns and villages



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


Laugar in Reykjadalur is a community which has sprung up around the geothermal activity which is a characteristic of the area. The village is home to