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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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Jon and Ygritte's love nest was Gjotagja, a small lava cave near Lake Myvatn, where the water can reach 50degC - more like Heaven.
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Sadly, being vegan, I had to pass We dined in Baccala Bar, then hit the road again, this time heading for Lake Myvatn, a volcanic lake which sits in what is known as the Diamond Circle - a popular tourist travel route in the north of Iceland.
Akureyri, with snow covered mountains in the background Myvatn Nature Baths - the Blue Lagoon of the North Snowmobiling in Myvatn where we stopped to drink in the total silence
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The packages are called the Incredible Iceland Break, Iceland's Winter Wilderness Break to Lake Myvatn and the Luxury North Iceland Escape.
SuperBreak runs chartered flights straight to its windswept airport, which lies on the edge of a great fjord and puts not only Lake Myvatn but, if you're lucky, the Northern Lights on your doorstep.
All Super Break trips to Akureyri will include a Lake Myvatn Adventure - Land of Fire and Ice Tour offering, a chance to see the region's magical terrains, the Goddafoss Waterfall, the boiling mud pools of Namafjall and a stop at Vogafjos working farm.
Iceland's second city is the gateway to the Arctic North, where highlights include Europe's most powerful waterfall Dettifoss, lava formation Dimmuborgir, the Krafla volcano, inset, and Myvatn Nature Baths - a far less touristy alternative to the Blue Lagoon.
You can also go hiking in the amazing area called Myvatn and visit NEimafjall, which is a geothermal spot with fumaroles and boiling mud pools.