Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lake Myvatn

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#2 of 20 in Parks in Northeast Region
Soak inside or out at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). A warm natural lagoon maintains a temperature of 35-40 C (95-104 F). Inside you can take an even hotter steam bath, which uses geothermal steam that rises through holes in the floor. If you get too hot, you'll find cold showers outside. Relax with a back, foot, or full-body massage, in the massage room or out by the lagoon. Often chosen as an alternative to the Blue Lagoon, these hot springs attract fewer tourists and are less expensive. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Reykjahlid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I've been to better thermal baths than Myvatn but even just from reading the reviews there are a lot of factors at play. Having visited early evening (around 5pm) the pools were very crowded. From loc...  more »
  • Nice to get into the water and get the thermal water, while "out" it is raining. CA. 40 euros a ticket, including the towel. To try at least once. It wasn't super crowded as the Blue Lagoon, the most famous.
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  • Not like Blue Lagoon, but close to same experience and less busy, no reservation upfront possible but anyhow short waiting line at entry. Best part is at sunset as the pool looks out to the west, real...  more »
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  • Awesome location, we stayed for several hours, staff was extremely friendly, prices were fair for entrance fee and for drinks. I really liked to enjoy drinks and relaxing in the water the same time. Also the steam rooms were really nice. But the best of all was that the whole staff is really trustworthy! I forgot my expensive watch in the lockers, probably I was too relaxed at the end ;), so I left the bath without it. I noticed it 20-30 min later and returned and it was already after they had closed. A staff member noticed me at the door and opened up for me, they had already found my watch and it was waiting for me at the front desk and was directly returned to me. JUST AWESOME! Kudos to your whole staff! I talked to some of them and they were all very helpful and friendly and this experience at the end proofed that your whole staff should get a raise!! THANK YOU!
  • very nice place but way too expensive. two adults was something around 8600. for that price i expect a bit more. the place is very clean and you have to shower naked. but clearly bot everyone is doing that. so i am really concerned about the water quality. you can also order drinks in the pool bit you have to ask for a special wristband at the reception. better not forget that.
  • It's a smaller version of blue lagoon. It's nice but once you have been to the blue lagoon this seems like walk in the park. We were not fortunate to see the aureole while in the baths..But the staff is nice and facilities are fine. Ones with sulphur allergy should stay away.
  • An hour and a half drive from Akureyri. We spent an entire day soaking in the warm baths. We haven't been to Blue Lagoon, so we can't personally compare, but we've heard this one is less busy with tourists. The day we were here, there happened to be an entire bus load of English high school age students, but when they left shortly before sundown we did not feel like the baths were overly crowded. We attempted to stay late enough to see the northern lights, but light pollution from the building all but prevented that.
  • Two main swimming areas. They do not offer the silica mask like "blue lagoon". Very disappointed at that. Also fuzzy algae was growing on some of the walls and ramps. I'm sure this is normal .. but just to be noted so you know it's normal. Quite a few people there .. kids .. tourists. Not really a relaxing atmosphere. Also it was super cold when we went. I loves the sauna- super super hot though. Use caution on how long you stay in it.

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