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Scandinavia : Iceland : North Iceland : Mývatn : Reykjahlíð
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Reykjahlíð is a town of about 300 people located on the northeastern shore of Mývatn in North Iceland.

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  • Play golf at Reykjahlið's 9 hole course.
  • In the summer the locals often play football in the evening and usually welcome more people. Alcohol is often involved.
  • See the lake from a plane. Visit Myflug [1] at Reykjahlið airport.
  • Saga Travel (+354 659 8888) offers variety off day day tours from Reykjahlíð. Sightseeing, excursions and Super Jeep tours around Lake Mývatn area, to Askja Caldera, Waterfall Dettifoss, Lofthellir-Cave Exploration and Bird Watching. Private guiding and tailor made tours service also available.



The supermarket next to the N1 station offers plenty of options for self-catering.


  • Vogafjós Cowshed Café. Located just south of town, this unique cafe is located in the same building as a working dairy farm - a glass wall separates visitors from the cows. Arrive around 4PM if you're interested is watching the daily milking.



  • Hotel Reykjahlíð, +354 464 4142 (, fax: +354 464 4336), [2]. A family-run hotel located just outside of town that includes a restaurant and tour operations. All rooms include private bath, breakfast, and free internet access. Single Room (2008 prices): 8200 ISK (low season) / 15200 (peak season).
  • Hótel Reynihlíð, +354 464 4170 (, fax: +354 464 4371), [3]. This four-star hotel has 41 rooms with private bath. The hotel also offers a restaurant, conference facilities, and includes buffet breakfast. Single Room (2008 prices): 10900 ISK (low season) / 17950 (peak season).


  • Hlíð Camp Site. Located uphill from the church, this campground offers basic sites and has a shower facility.


Get out

  • Skútustaðir is the other town in the Mývatn area, located on the south side of the lake.

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