While I swear by Mývatn as a hiking destination, the owner of our hotel happily took us on a brief jeep tour. He explained that during the off-season, the hotels will offer Northern Lights tours, skiing tours and bike tours.
Mountain biking is coming to Mývatn, he pointed out as he showed us Hverfjall. “We have great tracks now, but there will be some extreme stuff coming in the next few years.” He then quickly recapped the current list of activities that Mývatn specializes in: the area is something like a national capital for snow-mobiling and cross-country skiing already, it is the launch point for the biggest superjeep tours to Dettifoss, home to the best salmon fishing in the country, and, if you’re inclined, it even has an ice-fishing culture.
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