Iceland is indeed a treasure for travel enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers. And if you are planning to visit Iceland, then, get ready to experience the mesmerizing beauty of human-sized icebergs, majestic waterfalls, geothermal pools, geysers, and hiking trails that are sure to leave you awestruck. One of the most spectacular places in Iceland includes the Mývatn Nature Baths, which you should not miss out on or leave unexplored. It is a set of geothermally heated pools, located in the Lake Mývatn Area in north Icleand, perfectly depicting Iceland’s hot spring culture. It is nearly 2 km east of the village of Reykjahlíð.
With marvelously stunning panoramic views that are dotted with shades of blue, gray, or sometimes golden brown, the Myvatn Nature Bath gives you a true Icelandic environment to enjoy in. The serene and unforgettable splendor of the Northern Lights “Aurora”, awaits you if you visit in winters. The Myvatn Nature Geothermal Spa draws centuries-old tradition, the sophisticatedly designed pool and bath complex, offering the bathers a natural experience, beginning with a relaxing dip amid the clouds of rising steam from a crevice, deep in the surface of Earth and ending with a dip in the geothermal water pool, drawn from depths of up to -2.500m. Apart from this, since Mývatn Nature Baths are located near large craters with about 97 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (36 to 40 degrees Celsius). The water here is infused with mineral and specifically Sulphur that is considered to be good for skin and respiratory problems. So, grab your swimsuit and start your journey towards the Myvatn Nature Baths. It is going to be a perfect getaway with your family!
Admission to Myvatn Nature Baths, steam baths, lagoon and hot tub.
Hot Spring Bathing
Myvatn Nature Baths
What to bring
Good to know
- Swimsuits and towels can be rented at location.
- There are two steam baths at Myvatn Nature Baths. The temperature is usually around 50°C.
- There is a private locker in the changing rooms.
- All guests are required to take a shower and wash thoroughly before entering the lagoon.
- Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner is offered at the baths.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Interesting locations in the area
Self Driving Activities
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Most frequent questions and answers
Myvatn Nature baths is located in the Myvatn area in north Iceland.
Myvatn Nature Baths is a 86 kilometres drive from Akureyri. The duration of the drive is around 1 hour & 15 minutes.
Myvatn Nature Baths is a 474 kilometres drive from Reykjavík. The duration of the drive is around 6 hours.
You can rent swimsuit and towel at Myvatn Nature Baths.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 90% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 3 days or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 30 days or less before event
We recommend that you book your tickets to the nature baths in advance.
Yes, if your group has 10 or more people, we kindly ask you to book in advance here on our website.
The water is well suited for bathing with temperatures ranging from 36-40C°.
Yes, we kindly ask everybody to shower before they go in to the lagoon. The showers are located inside the changing rooms, there you will find soap, shampoo and a conditioner.
You can stay as long as you want, within opening hours. Most people spend around 90 minutes in total.
If you book at 13:00, you can arrive between 13:00 and 13:30.
No, everyone has to leave the building before 22:00 in the wintertime and before 00:00 in the summertime.
You can not bring your own alcohol to the lagoon. You can buy a beer/wine bracelet at the reception and the staff member who is working outside will bring your drink.
You buy the bracelet at the entrance (max 3 beers or 2 glasses of wine) and the staff member who is working outside will bring your drink.
It is about 1.3 meters.
No, it is included in the price. You get a locker coin at the reception when you pay for your entrance.
Yes, we have 2-3 private showers in each changing room.