Lake Mývatn and its surroundings are one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures. Shaped by repeated volcanic eruptions and seismic activity the landscape around the lake is a spectacular panorama of surreal lava formations, sulphur streaked mountains and sweeping wetlands teeming with plant- and birdlife.
Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region’s many visitor attractions. Facilities include a reception area and cafeteria, changing rooms and showers, three natural steam baths accommodating up to 50 bathers at a time, and a 5,000-metres-squared outdoor geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40 degrees Celcius. Due to its chemical composition, undesired bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in the lagoon making chlorine or any other disinfectant redundant.
A completely natural bathing experience
The tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience with a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising from below the earth’s surface or a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2,500 metres. Containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms, the warm and soothing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths benefit both skin and spirit alike. After a relaxing soak in the water we’ll drive back to Akureyri with a short stop at Goðafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.