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Neslandatangi Peninsula Nature Reserve at Lake Mývatn in North-East Iceland - July 2012 | by SaffyH
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Neslandatangi Peninsula Nature Reserve at Lake Mývatn in North-East Iceland - July 2012

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In 1974 Myvatn became a National Reserve of Myvatn-Laxà with the pseudocrater of Skutustadir, in the south area of the lake that became national monument. Myvatn is situate on the Middle Atlantic Ridge. Everything that you can see is made by vulcanic formation or geothermical activity, but probably the most visiting is the Myvatn lake that it is situate in a area of 37 Km2 and it is only 2.5 meters deep. The lake is nearly divide in two by the Neslandatangi Peninsula, that separate the Ytrifloi (External Gulf) from the wide Sydriflòi (Southern Gulf). In the lake there are more than 50 islands and more of them are pseudocraters originated by gas explosions from the passage of the spindle lava into the water.

Myvatn is the dryest place of Iceland thanks to Vatnajokull Glacier.

 

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Taken on January 1, 2012