Lake Myvatn and East Iceland

Lake Myvatn and East Iceland

Lake Myvatn is one of the most famous and spectacular places in Iceland for its frequent volcanic activity. Eastern Iceland, on the other hand, is less well known despite being home to places like Seydisfjordur.

Route around Lake Myvatn


Leirhnjúkur is the most impressive attraction in the volcanic area by Lake Myvatn. Although its last eruption was in 1984, it's still very much active.

Myvatn Nature Baths

The Myvatn Nature Baths are one of the best experiences that can be enjoyed at Lake Myvatn - true Icelandic-style relaxation!


Hverir is a highly geothermal area near Lake Myvatn whose moon-like landscapes are sure to captivate visitors with their fumaroles and smoking mires.


Dimmuborgir, near Lake Myvatn, is an area of lava fields, volcanic caves and rock formations that can be explored by hiking trails.


Hverfjall is a large crater near Lake Myvatn and one of the most fascinating volcanic landscapes in Iceland.


Grjótagjá is a small lava cave near Lake Myvatn. It served as a Game of Thrones filming location for the romantic scene between Jon Snow and Ygritte.

What to see in east Iceland

Borgarfjordur Eystri

In the village of Borgarfjordur Eystri is Hafnarhólmi, a small islet that has become one of the best places to see puffins in Iceland.


Located in Vatnajökull National Park, Dettifoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. Despite being difficult to access, it's well worth a visit.


Seydisfjordur, in the Eastern Fjords, is one of the most picturesque villages in Iceland, as well as one of the country's main cruise ports.