Information about Mývatn Nature Baths

The Mývatn Nature Baths beneath the midnight sunPhoto from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths

The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths found in the Lake Mývatn area. They are about two kilometres east of the village of Reykjahlíð.

Opened in 2004, the Nature Baths can be considered to be somewhat of a northern equivalent of the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa, found in Iceland's south-west.

Facilities and Price of the Mývatn Nature Baths

The Mývatn Nature Baths are centred around a large lagoon, which has a temperature of about 36 to 40 degrees Celsius. The water here is packed with minerals, particularly sulphur, which is said to be good for respiratory and skin problems.

There are also two steam-baths, sat directly on top of churning geothermal waters. The temperature in these is close to 50 degrees Celsius, and humidity is near 100%. The site also has a hot tub and a separate pool for young children, as well as a restaurant.

The price for adult entry is 4,200 ISK for the winter season (until the end of April) and 4,700 ISK in summer (until the end of September); 1,600 and 2000 ISK respectively for teenagers aged 13-15; 2,700 and 3,000 ISK respectively for senior citizens; and free for those 12 and younger with an adult.

Sites Around the Mývatn Nature Baths

The Mývatn region is one of the most diverse in Iceland. You will not have to drive longer than an hour from the Nature Baths to come across natural geothermal areas, such as those at Mount Námaskarð, geological wonders, such as at Dimmuborgir, or places that combine both of these phenomena, such as the Grjótagjá hot spring cave.

The lake itself is beautiful and renowned for its birdlife. Mývatn is also considered a point on the Diamond Circle, so it is close to other incredible places of the North, such as Goðafoss and Dettifoss Waterfalls.

Services near Mývatn Nature Baths

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Attractions nearby Mývatn Nature Baths


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Námafjall Geothermal Area

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