Information about Mývatn

 

Myvatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Along with its surrounding area, the lake is one of Iceland's most amazing natural attractions.

Some of the islands in Myvatn are pseudocraters, formed by steam explosions. The lake has rich birdlife and more species of ducks than anywhere else in the world. As for vegetation, it is one of the few places in the world that grows Marimo, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, or Moss Balls in English, a species of filamentous green algae (Chlorophyta).

The Myvatn nature baths are also renowned throughout the world, a perfect place to relax, surrounded by breathtaking landscape.

Close to the lake is Dimmuborgir, a fascinating area of dramatic and chaotic lava. Norwegian symphonic metal band Dimmu Borgir takes its name from the the lava field, and it continues to inspire travellers from all over the world.

The Myvatn area is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. Don´t miss it!

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Attractions nearby Mývatn

Stóragjá

Stóragjá is a little-known rift in north Iceland which holds cave filled with naturally-heated geothermal water. Found next to the vill...

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Bjarnarflag

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by LV Corporate Bjarnarflag is the oldest geothermal power station in Iceland, having been first open...

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Mývatn Nature Baths

Photo from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam ...

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Námaskarð

Námaskarð Pass is a geothermal area on the mountain Námafjall, in north Iceland, less than half an hour’s drive from Lake M&...

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Grjótagjá

Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn. It features a geothermal hot spring inside. Grjótagjá...

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Hverfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Tong Hverfjall is a tuff ring volcano with an incredibly impressive crater, approximately one kilo...

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

The Namafjall geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.  At this area, also known as Hverir, you may se...

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Hverfell

Hverfell is an explosion crater on the east side of Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland and is one of the largest explosion craters in the world. ...

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir (e. ‘Black Forts') is a large area of chaotic lava, situated right east of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. With its dramatic view...

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Skútustaðagígar

The Skutustadagigar are pseudocraters at the southern shore of Lake Myvatn. The craters were formed by steam explosions, when boiling lava flowed ove...

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Leirhnjúkur

  Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. Leirhnjukur is pa...

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Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. These craters take their name from the explosion crater Ludent, to the...

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Krafla

Krafla is a caldera ca. 10-15 km north of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. The diameter of the volcano is 10 km and it has a fissure zone of 90 km. Its ...

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Víti in Krafla

Viti (meaning 'Hell') in Krafla is an explosion crater. It is one of the two most famous Viti craters in Iceland, the other being Viti in Askj...

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Lofthellir

Lofthellir is a lava cave in North Iceland, situated in the lava field of older Laxardalshraun. The Lofthellir lava cave is renowned for having some ...

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Hvannfell

  Hvannfell is a mountain in Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. The mountain is located near the famous Lake Myvatn. The Burfellshr...

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Gjástykki

  Gjastykki is a beautiful and rugged rift valley to the north of the caldera Krafla, in the north of Iceland. Gjastykki was literally blown ap...

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Svartá

Svarta is a river in Bardardalur valley in North Iceland, around 45 kilometers from the mighty Skjalfandafljot glacier river. Svarta is one of the gr...

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Ullarfoss

Ullarfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the river Svarta in North Iceland. The waterfall is located in a fresh spring river that flows through Bardarda...

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Goðafoss

Goðafoss waterfall is located in the river Skjálfandafljót in north Iceland, the fourth largest river in Iceland. It is one of the...

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Tours near Mývatn

8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Best Ring Road Attractions with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

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8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

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6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

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7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour | Explore the Circle of Iceland

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6 Days Circle of Iceland Guided Tour

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8 Day Summer Package | Best Attractions

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Siberian Husky Tour | Dog Sledding in the Myvatn Area

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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the......

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7 Day Guided Winter Tour | Half-Circle of Iceland and Flight back to Reykjavik

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience

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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

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Ultimate 10 Day Adventure | Highlands in Winter & the Ice Cave

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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

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Dettifoss Waterfall | Winter Adventure from Akureyri

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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Visit a Dog Sled Kennel on an Icelandic Farm | Lake Myvatn Area

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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

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12 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & National Parks

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9 Day Package | With Guided Tour Around The Ring Road of Iceland

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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

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10 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

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Askja Caldera & Viti Crater | East Highlands Day Tour

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Winter 7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & North Iceland

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Lofthellir Cave Excursion from Lake Myvatn

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Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri | With Godafoss Waterfall

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13 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road with Snaefellsnes & Westfjords

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Dettifoss Waterfall with Flight from Reykjavík

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Caving Tour to Lofthellir Cave from Akureyri

Climb down into a world of dazzling ice amid lava rock colored by mineral deposits on this day......

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Myvatn Off-Road Super Jeep Tour

Be adventurous and explore the sites at and around Lake Mývatn in a super jeep. This is an......

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6 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland

Drive the whole circle around Iceland in only six days. If you don't have much time but still......

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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of Iceland with Akureyri

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights......

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12 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland with the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

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8 Day Winter Self Drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle with Northern Lights Hunting

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6-Hour Tour | Godafoss, Namaskard Geothermal Area & Myvatn Nature Bath

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Lake Myvatn, Geothermal Wonders, Waterfalls & Nature Baths from Akureyri

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Summer 7 Day Self Drive Tour | North Iceland & Myvatn

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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Sightseeing Tour from Akureyri | Waterfalls & Myvatn Nature Baths

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See The North! | Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn & Godafoss

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7 Day Self Drive Tour on a Budget | Around Iceland in a Week

See it all on a budget with this fantastic 7-day self-drive package touring the famous Ring Road......

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10 Hour Tour to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn & Askja Crater

Join this tour for an unforgettable journey of north Iceland in summer. Travel through the......

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Iceland Country Life | 9-Day Sightseeing Adventure

Discover the eclectic charms of the Icelandic countryside with this fantastic sightseeing tour......

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Lake Myvatn Husky Experience | 5-Day North Iceland Adventre

Immerse yourself in the Lake Mývatn area with this four-day package, centred around a husky......

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8 Day Self Drive Budget Tour | Around Iceland and the Golden Circle

Save money by booking this self-drive budget package, for the chance to spend the whole of eight......

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12 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & National Parks

Embark on a journey around Iceland and explore the country’s most popular attractions on this......

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Northern Lights from Myvatn | Private Super Jeep Tour

Witness the Northern Lights in north Iceland far from the crowds with this private super jeep......

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10 Day Self Drive Tour on a Budget | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Explore the best Iceland has to offer on this extensive ten-day self-drive tour. Travel the......

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9 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience Iceland to the fullest with this budget self-drive tour, exploring the country’s most......

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6 Day Private Tour Around Iceland | Myvatn, Jokulsarlon & South Coast

See the most popular Icelandic attractions as well as some hidden gems on this private 6-day......

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Lake Myvatn with North Iceland Waterfalls & Nature Baths

Behold the volcanic wonders of the Lake Mývatn area on this incredible sightseeing tour, where......

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Waterfalls of Gods and Power | Dettifoss, Godafoss & Lake Myvatn

Come along on this unique sightseeing tour of the beautiful northern nature. See the most......

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Grand lux Lake Myvatn Tour | Nature Baths & Lunch

This tour will connect amazing nature, fantastic local farm cuisine and a relaxing time at the......

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Short Snowmobile Tour from Lake Myvatn

Hop on for a snowmobile ride of a lifetime. This short snowmobile tour explores the area......

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Wilderness Lava Walk | Lake Mývatn & Krafla Volcano

Immerse yourself in the incredible wilderness of the Lake Mývatn area by exploring the mystical......

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Bike and Bath

Cycle with us into the bright summer night on a mountain bike. On our way we cycle by the......

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14 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Iceland's Ring Road & the Westfjords

See the whole of Iceland and visit the Westfjords with this affordable two-week package. You’ll......

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11 Day Self Drive Tour on a Budget | East Fjords & Myvatn

Trail all around the island of ice and fire on this eleven-day budget self-drive tour. This......

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Iceland - Hotel on wheels - The Great Iceland Ring Road Tour

Experience Icelandic Great Ring Road from all sides with this brilliant Hotel Bus Tour,......

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Caving Tour to Lofthellir Cave with Flight from Reykjavik

Descend into the earth on a tour of the lava cave of Lofthellir and the peculiar world of......

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13 Day Self Drive Tour on Budget | Circle Of Iceland & Westfjords

Be the master of your time and your wallet on this 13-Day Budget Self-Drive Tour around the Ring......

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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island

Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little......

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Lake Myvatn, the Nature Baths, and Whale Watching | Departures from Akureyri and Reykjavík

Immerse yourself in North Iceland, with a combo trip to see the wonders of Lake Mývatn and the......

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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of......

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Snowmobile tour from Lake Myvatn

Riding a snowmobile on a frozen lake or in a recently erupted volcanic area is an experience......

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Godafoss Waterfall and the Myvatn Admision to the Nature Baths | Luxurious Day Tour from Akureyri

Experience the beauty of ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’, witness the Lake Mývatn area and bask in......

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Iceland's Top Sites | 4 Day Super Jeep Winter Holiday

Join us on this unique super jeep tour across the Icelandic highlights and highlands in winter.......

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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn

Take the wheel on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights journey of North Iceland in the beautiful......

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Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshop

Bring your photography skills to higher levels by joining this 12-day summer workshop chasing......

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Diamond Circle Flying Tour in North Iceland

Fly above north Iceland’s most incredible sites, with this flightseeing tour of the Diamond......

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Private Super Jeep Tour to Dettifoss in North Iceland

See first-hand the sheer force of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with this super jeep......

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Winter Wonderland of the North | Christmas Tour from Akureyri

Discover the northern Christmas spirit, combined with a relaxing time and amazing nature dressed......

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Nature Baths and Northern Lights | Private Tour from Lake Myvatn

Witness nature at its finest with this Northern Lights tour. Relax in the geothermal waters of......

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Private Lake Myvatn Day Tour

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15 Day Summer Hot Spring Hunt Self Drive | Iceland in-Depth

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14-hour Full Day Tour to the Highlands of North Iceland

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Extreme Iceland Highlands Photography Workshop

Join award-winning landscape photographers from Iceland on this 13-day Extreme Iceland Highlands......

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9-Day Winter Photography Workshop | North Iceland

Sharpen your skills and capture unreal landscapes on this nine-day winter photo workshop. You'll......

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Fat Bike Adventure at Lake Myvatn

Come along on this fat bike adventure around the Lake Mývatn area. This tour is perfect for......

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5-Day Circle of Iceland Camping Tour

Spend your time in Iceland enjoying the country's beautiful nature with this 5-day camping tour.......

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Express Sightseeing Around Iceland | 4-Day Guided Tour

Journey Iceland's Ring Road with this guided sightseeing tour, stopping at over twenty major......

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Highlights of the North Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Join this fun-filled tour to see waterfalls, geothermal areas, mountains, valleys and lakes. The......

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10 Day Summer Self-Drive in Iceland | Explore the Best Ring Road Attractions in Depth

Enjoy exploring the most beautiful Ring Road attractions in depth, with this ten-day summer......

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Askja Caldera & Holuhraun Lava Field | Super Jeep Day-tour

Travel in style with this fantastic Super Jeep tour discovering the wild, captivating landscapes......

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10 Day Winter Tour around Iceland with Ice Cave

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Day Tour

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10-Day Untouched Tour | Circle of Iceland with Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving

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