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Enjoy the relaxing natural mineral-rich baths in the north of Iceland! All of it while admiring the view over the scenery of Lake Mývatn Area.


  • Scenery of Lake Mývatn Area
  • Mývatn Nature Baths


  • Admission

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and towel

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 2 hours
Departs From Hvalfjörður
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 12 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No




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Mývatn Nature Baths are often referred to as “the Blue Lagoon of the North,” and it’s not difficult to see why. It has the same milky-blue, alkaline waters, naturally heated by the hot springs. Experience bathing in the naturally heated hot springs surrounded by the beautiful nature of Lake Mývatn Area!

Opened in 2004, Myvatn Nature Baths offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Bathing in geothermal springs has been part of daily life for so long that it’s become a centuries-old tradition. Modernly designed baths create a luxurious bathing experience. Myvatn Nature Baths consist of a bathing lagoon, steam baths, and additional facilities.

The main lagoon is filled with alkaline water coming from the 2.500-meter-deep borehole in Bjarnarflag. This hot water arrives at the huge basin next to the lagoon, forming an amazing man-made hot spring. The water temperature in the lagoon is always around 36-40°C.

Even though the water is natural, the lagoon is a man-made construction with a bottom covered in gravel and sand. The alkaline water, rich in minerals, is perfect for bathing. Due to its unique chemical composition, it is resistant to bacteria, so there’s no need to use chemicals to keep it clean. 

Icelandic geothermal water is known to have sulfur, so it is recommended to leave all the jewelry inside the lock in the changing room to prevent it from damage. However, these components are believed to have a positive impact on those with asthma and various skin conditions.

At Myvatn Nature Baths, you will also find steam baths where steam rises from the floor. It is also 100% natural and controlled by the weather. The temperature in these baths is usually 45°C, and the humidity levels are close to 100%. There are windows installed in the steam baths from which you can observe a beautiful view over the area. There are outdoor showers next to them where you can cool down in between the sessions.

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