Mývatn, along with the surrounding area (40 km /25 mi), is a unique and breath-taking region, formed by volcanic activity over hundreds of thousands of years. It’s furthermore one of Iceland’s most popular attractions. Here you can explore gems like Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, Skútustaðagígar and Hverarönd by Námaskarð. Turn off route 1 west of the glacial river (8 km / 5 mi from Grímstunga) and onto highland route F88 to enter the highlands. There, you can travel to Herðubreiðarlindir (60 km / 37 mi), Askja (100 km / 62 mi) and Kverkfjöll, which are a part of the northern Vatnajökull glacier (130 km / 80 mi). You can go on organised tours that depart from village Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn and explore this unique world of wilderness, lava fields, volcanoes, oases and glaciers.