Information about Reykjahlíð

Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland.

Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natural attractions, such as Krafla, Dimmuborgir, Viti, Hverfjall and the lake itself. Many tours are hence operated from Reykjahlid and the village offers excellent facilities for travellers.

The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the best options for doing so is this 7-day Arctic Coast Way self drive, available in the summer months.

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Attractions nearby Reykjahlíð

Mývatn

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Stóragjá

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Bjarnarflag

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Myvatn Nature Baths

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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 Mývatn. It is located by R...

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Grjótagjá

Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn in north Iceland, famous for featuring a beautiful geothermal ho...

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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 kilometre...

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

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Hverfell

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir, or the Black Fortress, is a dramatic expanse of lava in the Lake Mývatn area. Steeped with folklore, it is one of the most popular dest...

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Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the...

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Skútustaðagígar

Photo from Lofthellir Cave Excursion from Lake Myvatn Skútustaðagígar is the name of a row of pseudo-craters in North Iceland. Explore the North of...

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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. Discover the wonder of Ic...

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Krafla

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Earthquakes Krafla Krafla is a caldera, part of a greater volcanic system of the same name, located north...

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Víti in Krafla

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Christian Wirth Víti is an explosion crater in the Krafla fissure area of North Iceland. The best way to explo...

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Lofthellir

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Hvannfell

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Diamond Circle

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Gjástykki

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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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