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A new restaurant in Mývatn near Akureyri in north Iceland recently opened 500 meters above sea level; the restaurant serves Icelandic hotdogs in the parking lot by a popular tourist destination, the geothermal area of Leirhnjúkasvædi in Mývatnssveit.

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From Leirhnjúkar area in North Iceland. Photo by Bernhild Vögel.

Pylsukofinn, or the “Hotdog Shed”, is located in Mývatnssveit and is the latest addition to the facilities available to tourists visiting Iceland; regardless of its rural status, the Mývatn countryside has one of the best restaurant selections in Iceland with everything from traditional Icelandic cuisine to fast food options such as pizza and hamburgers.

Mývatn countryside is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Iceland with more than 100 thousand visitors this summer alone; in addition to the spectacular nature the activities available to visitors are diverse, ranging from concerts to bathing in the local lagoon heated by the geothermal energy in the area, Morgunbladid reports.

This summer the program consists of the annual summer concert, horseback riding excursions, bicycle tours and trips to Askja volcano and Loftahellir cave.

The weather in the region has been cool since the beginning of the summer but in the month of July several good days have been had.

JB

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