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Woman traveler travels to Hverir in Iceland. Hverir (Icelandic: Hverarond) is geothermal area in Myvatn
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Explore Lake Mývatn’s lunar landscapes

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Located in the north of Iceland, Lake Mývatn is an exceptional natural setting home to a variety of landscapes. Large expanses of water, craters, and volcanic massifs are on the agenda when visiting this mysterious site. Be sure to stay here for several days to discover the region’s variety and fauna, and walk through its marshes and volcanoes.

Photography aficionados will also enjoy snapping photos while walking through the Dimmuborgir Lava Maze and in Grjótagjá Cave. Then, make your way to the Hverir Geothermal Area for spectacular views of its bubbling pools and fumaroles. Experienced hikers can trek on Hverfjall Volcano for even more breathtaking sights.

After ascending fields of black ash, your reward awaits you at the summit. Once you reach the top of this volcano, enjoy its incredible view of Lake Mývatn and the Krafla craters. You’ll see why NASA used this lunar landscape to train its astronauts in the 1960s.

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