2013, Europe, Iceland, Road trips Journey to Mývatn – A Photo Diary August 6, 2013 Karlie 4 Comments Somewhere along the way…. East Iceland. We were driving from Höfn to the Mývatn area, turned a corner, and were blindsided by this gorgeous view. Horses and sheep are abundant in Iceland, but seeing reindeer is a bit more rare. We were so lucky to come across this group of 13 reindeer right alongside Route One in East Iceland! Stunning group of reindeer in East Iceland. What planet are we on? Mud pots at the Hverir geothermal site, Lake Mývatn area. Another otherworldly landscape view at the Hverir geothermal site. Steam rising from the Earth. Hverir geothermal site. Hverir geothermal site. Don’t ever assume when you’re in another country! I figured ‘banani’ was short for banana peppers. Instead I ended up with a pepperoni and banana pizza! I had a great time relaxing at the Mývatn Nature Baths, the North’s smaller version of the famous Blue Lagoon. A beautiful evening for a soak. Kirkjan (the Church), lava tube formation at Dimmuborgir. A pseudocrater rising out of Lake Mývatn.