Location: approximately 70 miles east of Akureyri
Features: lake, hot springs, lavacaves

the end of a day at Myvatn
Myvatn is the area of iceland with the lowest number of raining days per year. Therefore it's the most favourite holiday destination in iceland.
The lake is surrounded by volcanos, one of them, Krafla, is still active and had its last eruption in the 80's.
There are a lot of hiking trails around Myvatn, one of them will take you on top of the crater Hverfjall, from where you get a nice view of the lake.
Myvatn from the crater Hverfjall

Another trail leads to the cave Grjotagja in the lavafields of the volcano Krafla. The cave is not very big, but filled with hot water, heated up by the last eruption. It probably has a temperature of at least 50 degrees Celsius, so it's not a good idea to take a bath in the water.
on top of the cave Grjotagja
the entrance of the cave

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