Lake Mývatn and its surroundings are one of Europe's greatest natural treasures. The landscape around the lake is spectacular, shaped by volcanic eruptions and seismic activity. Here, you will find surreal lava formations, sulphur-streaked mountains and dramatic wetlands full of plants and birdlife.
A natural spa experience
Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region's many attractions. The facilities at Mývatn include a reception area, cafeteria, changing rooms and showers. There are also three natural steam baths for up to fifty bathers at a time and a 5000 square meter outdoor geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant 38 - 40ºC. Due to the chemistry of the water, harmful bacteria and plants do not thrive in the lagoon, so chlorine and other disinfectants are not needed here.
The tastefully designed complex offers guests a natural spa-like experience. Visitors can take a dip in clouds of steam rising from beneath the earth's surface, or swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2500 meters. With their unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms, the warm, soothing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths benefit both skin and spirit.
After a relaxing soak in the water, we drive back to Akureyri, with a short stop at Goðafoss, 'Waterfall of the Gods'.