Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park
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Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park

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Myvatn Lake is one of the most iconic places in Iceland, glacial water colectet in former lava lake created this splendid landscape. Is is 'must see' if you travle to Iceland.

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