Myvatn Lake Overview
Lying an hour’s drive from Akureyri, Myvatn Lake is believed to have been created over 2,500 years ago by volcanic activities. This exquisite landscape features a variety of unique vistas, including lava formations, sulphuric fumes, and clay pits. The water of this lake is quite shallow, flaunting an azure blue colour.

Teeming with a rich bird life, Myvatn Lake is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Iceland for birdwatching. The pseudo-craters formed by volcanic eruptions venting through the water, make for a major attraction of this place. These craters can be best viewed from the south shore of the lake. While you are at Myvatn Lake, you can walk up to the caldera of the Krafla volcano, hike through the scenic Leirhnjukur trail, and explore the Kirkjan lava tube formation.

Northern Iceland

Best time to Visit:
June to August
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