MÝVATN NATURE BATHS
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If you are driving around Northern Iceland make sure to plan an afternoon here. It is the perfect break from a few days of hiking and exploring to take some time to pause and recharge. It is less busy than the Blue Lagoon, and has a much better view to take in. It’s a stunning setting as you look out over Lake Myvatn. Bring your own towel to save a few bucks.
Make sure you take some to enjoy the Mývatn Nature Baths, the Blue Lagoon of the North – but with lesser tourists. It is located in Jarðbaðshólar, about 4 km from the village of Reykjahlíð and it opened in June 2004. Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region’s many visitor attractions. Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience in a pool of water drawn from depths of 2500 meters, containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates, and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing water and relaxing environment of Mývatn Nature Bath benefit both skin and spirit. You can even enjoy two steam baths that are built straight on top of a geothermal area where sulphur-free steam rises through the floor. You won’t experience this kind of spa treatment every day! In the summer, the lagoon is open every day until midnight and during winter the bath becomes the most luxurious setting to watch the Northern Lights.
Myvatn Nature Baths offers their visitors to enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner in their beautiful and welcoming dining area, Kvika Restaurant. The menu consists of a daily special, soups, fresh baked bread and extensive salad bar, the famous hot spring bread with smoked char caught in the Mývatn Lake amongst other delicious refreshments.
Unlike the Blue Lagoon, you won’t need to book any tickets to Myvatn Nature Baths in advance. Simply show up when your feel like relaxing in the lagoon. For further information about opening times and prices, have a look at their website.