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Mývatn

 

(in Icelandic, literally “mosquito lake”), a lake in northeastern Iceland. Area, 38 sq km; maximum depth, 4.5 m; elevation of surface, 277 m. The lake occupies an ancient glacial basin, dammed up by a lava flow. The water, which is light blue, is distinctive because of its great clarity. The lake is drained by the Laxa River (length, 58 km) into the Greenland Sea. Myvatn contains many volcanic islands; individual craters have heights of 20–30 m. Fumaroles are found by the eastern shore. Clouds of mosquitoes swarm over Myvatn in the summer; this gave the lake its name. There is tourism.

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Sara and Gillian have already successfully walked through the streets of London and Edinburgh and now head for Iceland for a trek around the stunning Lake Myvatn and the neighbouring Blue Lagoon tomorrow.
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Crystal Adventures: Visit the "Waterfall of the Gods," flightsee over Eyjafjordur fjord to Grimsey Island, take a whale-watching expedition, soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths, or sample homemade ice cream, jam, and smoked lamb at local farms.
The often overlooked North has its own mini blue lagoon, the Natura Baths in Myvatn, as well as its fair share of natural hot springs, waterfalls and mud pools.
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More water at Lake Myvatn or 'Lake of the Midges' which is a twitchers' paradise as it provides a stop-off for birds from Europe to Greenland and Canada.
uk) includes a visit to the stunning Blue Lagoon thermal pool (just outside Reykjavik) and an overland safari through the awe-inspiring volcanic lavascape surrounding Lake Myvatn - with its bubbling mud-pools, steam vents, giant craters and lava formations.