On this lake Myvatn sightseeing tour, we visit the many great places the area has to offer.
Full day tour.
Pickup at your hotel or guesthouse.
You head off at your own pace and take your time taking in the power and beauty of the Lake and its surroundings.
You start at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters and admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn. Pseudo Craters are formed when lava flows over water or wetlands locking in the water beneath. When the water boils hot enough it will explode its way through the lava sheet and form these craters.
Dimmuborgir Lava Park where you see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves, and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.
You go to lunch at a local restaurant or café.
You will visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape.
Hverfjall (Crater Mountain) is a 2500-year-old explosion crater that sits in the middle of the volcanic landscape, surrounding Lake Myvatn.
Your guide will drive on top the explosion crater next to Hverfjall called Ludent where the view over the Lake Myvatn area is stunning. Lúdentaborgir and Þrengslaborgir, the ground zero for most of the lava fields that stretch from there and all the way to the ocean of Skjálfandi Bay, you will hike into one of the craters in this wast row and have a look inside.
You will visit the geothermal area of Hverir and from there you go to Krafla, the geothermal power station and the volcanoes surrounding it. Víti crater being the most famous of them but your guide will also tell you about the geological history of the area and the eruptions that have happened there through the centuries, the latest one from 1975-1984.
Read more about Krafla Volcano
You take a relaxing dip in the famous Mývatn Nature baths for a while before you go and have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant, a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table.
On the way back, you might catch a glimpse of the Northern lights in the winter or admire the Midnight sun in the summer.
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