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We drove to Lake Mývatn where we finally got to eat lunch. Lake Mývatn is a famous place for bird-watching. Hundreds birds love to next near the lake and eat midges (small pesky flies). Lake Mývatn is spring fed and was formed over 4000 years ago after a volcano erupted. Rock formations stick out of the water that curiously look like frozen trolls! Behind the restaurant were the amazing Dark Castles. Here the hidden people are said to live. They sneak out at night when it is all quiet. Sadly, I didn’t get to see any today. John and I played a trick on Mrs. Cassette and Mrs. Freyer. He sent me and my good friend Vivian to hide in one of the formations. When the group passed by John asked if anyone had seen us. No one knew where we were! Vivian and I popped out of a hole in the rocks.

Many of the rock formations looked curiously like trolls again. Hmmmm…do you think some of them were trolls that got caught in the sunlight?

Next we took a walk through a field of pseudo craters. These are natural land formations that look like mini volcanoes but aren’t. These pseudo craters were formed from steam blisters popping through hot lava as it flowed over the wet marshland.

After walking through the pseudo craters we traveled to see the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. The falls plays an important role in Icelandic history. In 999 or 1000 Christianity became Iceland’s official religion. All the statues of the Norse gods were thrown into this waterfall. The waterfall was renamed Goðafoss, which in Icelandic means waterfall of the gods.

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