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An essential stop on North Iceland's Diamond Circle sightseeing route, Lake Mývatn is renowned for its diverse beauty and its surrounding geological marvels. Mývatn tours include natural attractions such as Dimmuborgir lava fortress, Námaskard pass and Mývatn Nature Baths.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I partake in any fun activities in the Myvatn area?

Absolutely. There are plenty of scheduled tours to choose from. Besides sightseeing, there are dog sledding tours that operate in the winter, super jeep tours to Askja caldera, and you can visit the Mývatn Nature Baths. Close by are the towns of Húsavík and Akureyri, both of which offer whale watching tours.

What are some of the main attractions around Lake Myvatn?

There are many geological sites here for you to explore, such as Dimmuborgir lava fields, the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagigar, as well as multiple geothermal marvels such as Námaskarð pass, Grjótagjá hot spring cave, which features in the game of thrones series, and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

What are the Myvatn Nature Baths?

The Mývatn Nature Baths are very similar to the Blue Lagoon, except they are smaller and tend to be less crowded. The baths are filled with blue, mineral-rich geothermal waters with a temperature of 36-40°C (97-104°F). Visiting at golden hour is a great idea, as it is possible to enjoy the view of the sunset from the comfort of the warm pools.

What is the Diamond Circle?

The Diamond Circle is a popular sightseeing route in North Iceland which includes stops at four locations: Húsavík town, Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss Waterfall and Ásbyrgi Canyon. Other stops can include Goðafoss waterfall, Dimmuborgir lava field, and Tjörnes peninsula.

Are there any active volcanoes near Lake Myvatn?

Yes, the caldera Krafla is located in the Mývatn region. It has erupted 29 times in recorded history, but don’t worry, all volcanoes in Iceland are monitored closely.