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Bugs in Iceland?

I have read that there are no mosquitoes in Iceland but that there may be a lot of bugs midges and black flies near Myvatn .
Has anyone had experience with the bugs Suggest netting or bug repellant?
Thanks

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What part of the year?

I've been to Iceland a few times and never had a problem. Too cold.

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Some say the mosquito is Minnesota's state bird. I have experience. . .I saw no evidence of bugs in Iceland

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You are correct. No mosquitos in Iceland, but midges are in abundance around Myvatn around July. A headnet is a good idea there. I wouldn't bother with repellant though. The worst we encountered was at Goddafoss, but only in the parking lot. Near the waterfall itself, we had no issue.

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There will still be the midges around Myvatn that time of year. That was the same time when we were in Goddafoss/Myvatn.

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If you are going to spend any amount of time there, then I would. We bought ours off of Amazon and they are tiny and take up no room. You can also buy them at any gas station in the area, but I don't know the cost.

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I was all over Iceland last August/September. I don't remember any bug problems anywhere, though for some reason the bees liked my daughter! They didn't sting or swarm her, but it seemed like everywhere we went there would be a bee bouncing around near her. Very strange, lol.