Mývatn

Day 60. 27th August, Mývatn, Iceland (Northeast).

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

Mývatn means Midge Lake but I have no recollection of midges.  This is from Dimmuborgir, where a lake of lava, about ten metres high, dissipated, leaving strange lava formations behind.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

The previous day I drove from Aldeyjarfoss to Mývatn and stayed overnight at the camping ground.  I drove down the east side of the lake the next afternoon.  Most of the images are from Dimmuborgir and Höfði.  Two others are probably from the road between those two places.  However, it is just possible I took them from around Skútustaðir and then drove back to Höfði.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

 

Dimmuborgir means Dark Castles.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This looks a little like a turd but it is much too large even for a dinosaur turd.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

Perhaps this gives you a better idea of the scale.  Perhaps I should have included as human in one of the images.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This image and the following one is probably on the main road between Dimmuborgir and Höfði but I’m not completely sure.

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This image and the following ones are taken from the small island of Höfði.  Watery views punctuated by curious lava formations.

 

Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

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Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Iceland, Landscape, Mývatn, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

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3 comments on “Mývatn

  1. Awesome views. I see the point about including a human for scale!

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