A bit further away than Grjótagjá, we visited Dimmuborgir, a park full of lava towers, arches, caves. We spotted our first mushrooms of this trip ! There was also a path leading to the Hverfell volcanic crater that rises 1,500 feet on the Eastern shore of Lake Mývatn…. unfortunately, we didn’t have time to hike there. Maybe next time !
I didn’t really understand why Lake Mývatn meant “the lake of flies”, until we got closer to it… That was unbearable, so many tiny flies, everywhere ! We circled a bit around the lake, took pictures of the vegetation, with some extension tubes. It was fun ! We also spotted a little church and some lava bubble burst.
After taking plenty of pictures we went back on the ring road to the meeting point of our caving tour !!