Code of Conduct

Dear visitor, you are visiting a very special place.

Mývatn, Laxá and most of the surroundings are protected by law and are declared as globally important wetlands. People are obliged to treat the local environment with care and avoid interrupting the sensitive wildlife.

We ask you to keep in mind a few guidelines:

• Lava formations and vegetation are sensitive, walk only on marked trails.

• Do not pile up rocks or make graffiti in nature.

• Off road driving is prohibited by law.

• Overnight stay is only allowed in designated camping areas and accommodations.

• Help us keep the area clean - leave nothing behind except footprints.

Think of your safety:

Weather can change rapidly, be careful in geothermal areas and observe that lava fields hide deep crevasses that snow covers in winter.

Sailing, including kayaks, is not permitted for visitors in the nature reserve between April 15th until August 20th. Outside that period all gear must be disinfected. Hiking in designated bird protection areas is only permitted on marked hiking trails between May 15th until July 20th.