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“Beautiful, but bugs up the wazoo”
Review of Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn
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Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Lake Myvatn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always bad when hotels provide mosquito netting to cover one’s head. There’s a good reason why Lake Myvatn means “Midge Lake”,and it’s not a pleasant one. Insect repellent keeps the beasties away to allow you to enjoy the many fantastic local volcanic features.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night here (at the gorgeous Fosshotel) but would’ve loved an extra night. Lots to see and do. The lake is pretty dotted with a lot of incredible and interesting places of interest. Quite a few hotels and shops.

Thank coconutugly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is beautiful and filled with waterfowl including swans. The best time to visit is in the evening but that is also when the gnats are active. Bring some kind of mosquito covering for your head if you get annoyed by insects. There are paths to the lake and plenty of places to get some good photos.

Thank rjfennell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If there’s one thing Lake Myvatn does more impressively than the views, it’s the flies that live there. In the warmer months the numbers must be in the tens of millions!

However, with a head net or just being brave, visiting the area is a must. The views as you drive around are nothing short of spectacular...just don’t expect to eat a picnic anywhere outside!

Thank RichardMPeters
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day in the Myvatn area. Did some hiking. Beautiful area but the flies were ferrous that day. Glad we had nets. It made the hiking very pleasant and made it comfortable for us to continue are sightseeing. I was told the flies are a hit/miss. Not always that bad we just hit a few very rainy days bringing them out. Yes it rained every day of our trip but we expected that as it was predicted in the forecast. But we did not let that hold us back from viewing the beautiful landscape.

Thank movingforward2016
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