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A Guide to Mývatn and Iceland’s Northeast

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When you first hear about Iceland, you hear of Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle. Thanks to the volcano eruption in 2010, you also might have heard about Vatnajökull National Park. But did you know there is a whole other world in the not-so-touristy part of the island? Frequented mostly by those who drive around the entire country on the ring road, Iceland’s east is just as – if not more – beautiful than the west.

Godafoss Godafoss

Godafoss – Waterfall of the Gods. Driving through the Bárdardalur lava field towards the Mývatn region, the waterfall appears on the right. It is neither the biggest nor the highest, but definitely one of the most impressive waterfalls in the land of fire and ice. You have to jump over small streams and potholes to get the best view of the white beauty and maybe even a picture without other people…

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