Hotels & Accommodation at Myvatn

Hotels & Accommodation at Myvatn

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Why stay in Myvatn?

When it comes to hotels and accommodation, Myvatn offers a unique and captivating experience for visitors. Nestled in the picturesque north of Iceland, staying in Myvatn provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the region's natural wonders and geothermal landscapes.

With its serene surroundings and proximity to remarkable geological sites, Myvatn offers a range of hotels and accommodation options to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you prefer luxurious hotels, cozy guesthouses, or rustic cottages, you'll find a comfortable place to rest and recharge after a day of exploration.

Staying in Myvatn allows you to easily access the area's breathtaking attractions. From the famous Dimmuborgir lava field, known for its folklore and Game of Thrones connections, to the mesmerizing Skutustadagigar pseudo-craters, there's no shortage of natural wonders to discover. The Víti crater, with its striking colors and surrounding lava field, is another must-see destination in close proximity to Myvatn.

Moreover, Myvatn is renowned for its birdlife, making it a paradise for bird-watchers. With the lake being home to numerous duck species and other avian visitors, you'll have ample opportunities to observe and photograph these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

After a day of exploration, you can unwind at the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can relax in naturally heated waters and soak in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

By choosing to stay in Myvatn, you'll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the region's unique geology, wildlife, and natural beauty. So, whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking tranquility, Myvatn is the perfect destination for a memorable stay in Iceland. Book your accommodation now and embark on an unforgettable journey in this captivating region.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Myvatn?

The best hotel in Myvatn is Fosshotel Myvatn rated 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 670 reviews. The hotel boasts a unique close-to-nature design with a grass roof and picturesque lake views. With convenient access to nearby attractions like the Myvatn Nature Baths and geothermal areas, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, and a restaurant serving Nordic cuisine, ensuring a memorable stay for guests exploring the geothermal hotspots in the region.

What popular attractions are close to Myvatn?

Myvatn is surrounded by a variety of popular attractions that offer diverse natural and cultural experiences.

Dimmuborgir, known as the "Dark Fortress," is a unique lava field with dramatic rock formations, caves, and arches. It is a popular hiking and sightseeing destination, often referred to as an otherworldly landscape.

Namaskard Pass is a geothermal area near Myvatn known for its bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and vibrant mineral deposits, providing visitors with a unique and mesmerizing glimpse into the power of Iceland's geothermal activity.

Myvatn Nature Baths is a geothermal spa where visitors can relax and soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Grjotagja is a small volcanic cave near Myvatn that gained fame as one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones. It offers a unique and picturesque setting and was featured in the scene where Jon Snow and Ygritte shared a romantic moment.

Dettifoss, located to the east of Myvatn, is Europe's most powerful waterfall.

Asbyrgi, situated east of Myvatn, is a horseshoe-shaped canyon surrounded by towering cliffs. According to folklore, it was formed by the footprint of Odin's eight-legged horse.

Krafla Volcano is an active volcano in the vicinity of Myvatn. It features a volcanic caldera and a geothermal power station.

What is there to do in Myvatn?

Myvatn offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Relax and rejuvenate at the Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can soak in the warm geothermal waters and take in panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Relax and unwind on this serene geothermal bathing at the Myvatn Nature Baths.

For a fun and thrilling adventure, take this exciting 1-hour snowmobile safari in Lake Myvatn or the incredible 2-hour Siberian husky dog sledding tour.

Myvatn offers breathtaking vistas at every turn, making it a paradise for photographers. Take a scenic drive around the lake and capture the stunning landscapes, volcanic formations, and reflective waters. Explore the north in style with this Super Jeep tour to Askja caldera & Holuhraun lava field with a transfer from Myvatn.

For a different experience, take this combination 3-hour biking tour & hot springs bathing in Myvatn or visit a dog sled kennel on an Icelandic farm and meet the incredible Siberian Huskies who pull sleighs through the Icelandic snowscapes.

How to get from the domestic airport in Akureyri to the hotel in Myvatn?

The domestic airport in Akureyri is located about 80 kilometers from Lake Myvatn. The easiest way to reach the hotel is to rent a car in Akureyri that you can pick up after landing. You can also travel by public bus, but it is not convenient if you are taking luggage or have little time to explore northern Iceland.

What are the best hotels in Myvatn near spa Myvatn Nature Baths?

Near Lake Myvatn and the Namafjall geothermal area, you will find some excellent hotels that offer a great location, comfort, and amenities. Depending on the budget capacity, you can choose between a cheap hotel and higher standard accommodation. All hotels in Myvatn are close to the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Can I book a hotel near the Dettifoss waterfall?

Most hotels to choose from are located at Lake Myvatn, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away from Dettifoss waterfall. The waterfall is easily reachable on a rent-a-car, or on tours such as this immersive 8-hour North Iceland sightseeing tour which starts from Lake Myvatn.

Do hotels in Myvatn have their restaurant with local cuisine?

Yes, some hotels near Myvatn have a restaurant where you can try local cuisine. The most popular dishes include lamb and fish.

Hotel Gigur by Keahotels, located on the southern shore of Lake Myvatn, has a restaurant that serves traditional and regional delicacies. It can accommodate up to 120 guests, and you can enjoy lunch with a great view of the lake.

Hotel Laxa, a summer hotel that sits on the shores of Lake Myvatn, houses Eldey Restaurant, which makes creative dishes with locally sourced ingredients, and the Bar Bistro, where you can wind down with a drink at the end of the day.