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Mývatn Nature Baths are your ultimate sanctuary for a cozy, quiet, and intimate time in Iceland. Located in Northern Iceland, this bathing haven is home to alkaline-rich, geothermal baths. Often nicknamed as the twin of Blue Lagoon, Mývatn Baths’ milky blue waters would invite you for a dip right away. Relax in the splendid warmth of the water, let it heal and rejuvenate you, and feel like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. A visit to Mývatn Nature Baths also rewards you the opportunity of exploring the dramatic Mývatn, a region abundant with natural wonders.

So, join us and embark on a journey of exploring North Iceland’s best-kept secrets!

About Mývatn Nature Baths

Mývatn Nature Baths includes an artificial lagoon and pool of geothermally heated water and was opened for visitors in 2004 as a spa and relaxation center. However, its hot water source has been used by locals for bathing and washing purposes for a very long time. The water for the lagoon comes from the borehole in Bjarnarflag, belonging to the National Power Company. The original temperature of the hot water at 130C is cooled down to the range of 36-40C to make it hospitable for you.

If you find Blue Lagoon to be too crowded and touristy, Mývatn Nature Baths is a great choice. You can revel in its sheer beauty with a refreshing soak, enjoying the incredible views around.

The Healing Waters

The exquisite blue shade of the water – an effect of the Sulphur content found in the baths will entice you at first glance! But, there’s more to it than what meets the eye. The alkaline property and high composition of Sulphur and other minerals in the water have proven to reward bathers with many benefits. From asthma to respiratory diseases to skin conditions, the water can provide relief to several health issues.

For this reason, Mývatn Nature Baths have been drawing a significant number of locals and tourists since its opening. Fortunately, you wouldn’t find it too crowded and have the full benefit of enjoying an opulent experience with nature!

Other Highlights

In addition to the pools, Mývatn Nature Baths also house two saunas to enjoy geothermal steam baths that will relax your muscles and improve your mood. Then, you can freshen up at the showers and head to Café Kvika to satisfy your hunger pangs! Energize yourself with delicious snacks and a warm cup of coffee.

Guests are required to shower before getting into the geothermal baths. It’s important to make sure you remove all your jewelry before getting into the baths, as the Sulphur can leave them blackened and damaged.

Explore Mývatn’s Attractions

Mývatn is renowned as one of the most diverse regions in Iceland, home to stunning landscapes of lava fields, volcanic cones, bubbling mud pits, waterfalls, glacial canyons, and valleys.  The Mývatn Lake, Ásbyrgi, Herðubreið, Askja, Aldeyjarfoss, and Dettifoss are some popular sights around. The area is also famous for sighting Northern Lights, although it depends on time and luck!

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