Ljosavatn is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) northeast of Reykjavik, the country's capital, and 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Myvatn.
This part of Iceland is a firm fixture on the tourist trail. To find out why set aside some time and explore the interesting attractions surrounding Ljosavatn. Husavik, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Skutustadir, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Ljosavatn are also worth checking out.
Akureyri, is another good spot to head to. It is around 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Ljosavatn and offers a wide range of points of interest, like University of Akureyri, Akureyri Church and Hlidarfjall. Sulur, Akureyri Botanical Garden and Jon Sveinsson Museum are other visitor attractions to see for those who have time to spare.
There are some great high-adrenaline adventures to be enjoyed. Around Iceland. Try hiking or caving to get your heart rate up.
For lots of travellers, traveling is as much about cuisines as it is about visiting sites, so be sure to try the local specialties at the region's restaurants. Lamb as well as root vegetables such as rutabagas and carrots are common ingredients used in cooking in this area. Don't end your stay in Iceland without sampling saltfiskur (dried and salted fish) and also harofiskur (jerky type fish). Top it all off with mondlukaka (almond cake), a popular dessert.
Upon conclusion of your vacation to this incredible region, remember that you can always come back. As good hosts like to say: Once a visitor, a friend forever.