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The Mývatn Nature Baths and Lake

By Viator, April 2014

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Lake Mývatn, located in northern Iceland near the city of Akureyri (Iceland’s second largest) is a popular destination for bird-watchers, thanks to the large numbers of waterfowl and other birds that visit the summer. But the area has other appeals as well, and makes a great addition to any northern Iceland itinerary.

The lake can easily be driven around in a day, and is close by to several other notable sites in the area, including Hverfjall Crater, a 2500-year-old, crater; Dimmuborgir, an area of lava caves and pillars with numerous hiking trails; and the Vindbelgjarfjall mountain. Krafla, a volcano that erupted from 1975-1984 is another popular attraction in the area, but the main draw for many – aside from the natural beauty of the lake – is the Mývatn Nature Baths.

- Katie Hammel

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Iceland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Iceland.

Photo courtesy of NH53 via Flickr.

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Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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