Myvatn Tours

Myvatn Tours

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 Myvatn Nature Baths. Close by are the towns of Husavik 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 Skutustadagigar, as well as multiple geothermal marvels such as Namaskard pass, Grjotagja hot spring cave, which features in the Game of Thrones series, and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

What are the Myvatn Nature Baths?

The Myvatn 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 97-104°F (36-40°C). 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 that includes stops at four locations: Husavik town, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss Waterfall and Asbyrgi Canyon. Other stops can include Godafoss waterfall, Dimmuborgir lava field, and Tjornes peninsula.

Are there any active volcanoes near Lake Myvatn?

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

Can I swim in Lake Myvatn?

It is not recommended to swim in Lake Myvatn so as not to disturb the high level of biological activity and wildlife in and around the lake. However, nearby the lake, you can bathe in the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Where can I stay in the Myvatn area?

There are several hotels and guesthouses in the Myvatn area. The largest settlement in Northern Iceland, Akureyri, is also a short drive away and offers numerous options for accommodation.

How far is Myvatn from Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is approximately 295 miles (475 kilometers) from Myvatn and it takes around 6 hours to drive there.

How far is Akureyri from Myvatn?

Akureyri is approximately 71 miles (115 kilometers) from Myvatn.

Can I fly to Lake Myvatn?

It is not yet possible to fly to Myvatn itself, but the nearby town of Akureyri has a domestic airport and you can fly there from Reykjavik.

Do I need a 4x4 vehicle to drive to Myvatn?

A four-wheel car is not necessary for the summer months. However, as North Iceland sees heavy snow in the winter months, renting a 4x4 is highly recommended during this time.