Welcome to Mývatn Nature Baths
Experience Mývatn Nature Baths
This was one of our best experiences in Iceland. We liked it much better than the Blue Lagoon. The location is stunning and it was much more laid back and serene. We went in the...
Located in the popular Lake Mývatn Geothermal Area
89 km from Akureyri
164 km from Egilsstaðir
473 km from Reykjavík
View Myvatn’s Stunning Nature
Located in the heart of north-east Iceland about 105 kilometres (65 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, Lake Mývatn with its unique nature and rich birdlife is one of Europe´s greatest natural treasures.
Stunning location. Friendly staff. The water is so relaxing. Take your own towel to avoid renting one. They also offer bath robes for rental. Changing rooms have lockers & the same rules apply here as in all the other pools in Iceland. It's slightly cheaper admission in the off peak months. The cafe does amazing cinnamon buns.
We really enjoyed our experience at the Myvatn Nature Baths. This facility was the best one of all of the larger pools in the country. Bring your own towel or they charge you to use theirs. The facilities were impeccably maintained. There was a 50/50 mix of tourists and natives, which was a nice change! Convenient to prepay for drinks and the attendants will bring them to you so you don't even have to get out of the pool. The cooler water pool is an infinity view onto the surrounding landscape, which is priceless. The little cafeteria attached was great for a post-soak meal: hot soup, bread, and a little smoked fish - it was perfect. Can't wait to come back!
I cannot suggest any place in Iceland during the summer period, no matter how beautiful or impressive it is. Tourism destroys originality in this beautiful country during the "easy travel" periods, even in places that provide unique experiences in the long dark winter, like the Myvatn lake and the nature baths.