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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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Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun
Guesthouses
  • Helluhraun 15
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4220
Guesthouse Stöng
Guesthouses
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4252, 896-6074
Dimmuborgir Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Geiteyjarströnd
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4210, 894-3042
Skútustaðir Farm Holidays
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4212
Vogar
Guesthouses
  • Vogum
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4399

Others

Guesthouse Stöng
Guesthouses
  • Mývatnssveit
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4252, 896-6074
Mýflug Air
Tour Operators
  • Reykjahlíð Airport
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4400
Mývatnssveit Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Stekkholt
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 856-1159
Hermann Valsson
Tour Operators
  • Helluhraun 14
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 894-5265, 517-5265
Guesthouse Eldá / Helluhraun / Birkihraun
Guesthouses
  • Helluhraun 15
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4220
Safarihestar
Tour Operators
  • Álftagerði 3
  • 660 Mývatn
  • 464-4203, 895-3308

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The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri