The Mývatn Area
Mývatn Lake is a beautiful shallow lake in a region of volcanic activity and geothermal heat. During the summer it is a paradise for ducks and other birds with an average number of 50000 pairs of ducks of 15 species. The surrounding are is extremely beautiful, covered with lava and intereseting geological phenomena like pseudo craters, hot mud and steam springs and canyons.
Bathing in nature
Jarðböðin, sometimes dubbed as the less crowded Blue Lagoon of the North, offer excellent bathing facilities in an outdoor lagoone with temperature around 38-40°C.
Húsavík is a nice small town situaded in the bay of Skjálfandi with a population of 2500. It has sometimes been called the Whale Watching capital of Iceland and it's highly recommended to sign up for a tour. The Húsavík Church has also caught the eye of many passing visitor.
Goðafoss is a very impressive waterfall on the river Skjálfandafljót. Icelandic Sagas tell that back in the year 1000, when the parliament had decided that Icelanders should adopt the Christian religion, the law-speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw his pagan idols into the river. After that the waterfall was named the “waterfall of the idols” or gods.