Mývatn Nature Baths

We visit the spectacular Godafoss falls before we take you to Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can enjoy a completely natural experience. Enjoy a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam and a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 8,200 feet.

  • Visit Mývatn Nature Baths
  • See the Goðafoss waterfall
  • Enjoy a natural geothermal bath
  • Scenic drive
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 225

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera! Kindly note that the running order of visited sites might vary. Anyone with mobility challenges is kindly asked to travel in the company of assistance. Bring bathing suits and towels (limited rental available). Pregnant women and those passengers with heart and respiratory issues are advised to check with a health professional before taking this tour.

We leave Akureyri – crossing the fjord in the direction of the Godafoss falls. The Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls on Iceland. After a short stop, we head to the Nature Baths in order to enjoy a relaxing bathing experience before returning rejuvenated to Akureyri.

The Nature Baths at Myvatn offers bathers a completely natural experience. The baths contain a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms. The warm, soothing waters are beneficial to skin and spirit alike, creating a sense of wellbeing and a lasting memory of your visit.

Facilities include a reception area and cafeteria, changing rooms and showers for up to 120 guests, three natural steam baths accommodating up to 50 bathers at a time, and a 5000m2 outdoor geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant temperature range of 100-104ºF.

Due to its chemical composition, undesired bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in the lagoon, making chlorine or any other disinfectant redundant. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English
  • Included: Entrance fee to Nature Baths.
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • About 20 min. At the Myvatn Baths, surfaces underfoot can be slippery/wet and guests are asked to exercise extreme caution to avoid slipping. The surface underfoot at Godafoss is of gravel, loose stones and mud pathways - generally uneven with no hand rails.
    Approximately 3h total driving time.