Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lake Myvatn
(4.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) during your Reykjahlid vacation using our convenient Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.
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  • It's all in the title. The entrance is rather expensive, given the quality average infrastructure. I found the most objectionable smell of sulfur than elsewhere and the temperature of the water is a little lower than that of the Blue Lagoon. Of course, it's still nice! Honestly, I preferred pools, more typical, less touristy and very democratic (750 ISK), including that of Akureyri.
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  • While traveling in Iceland we did stop in this Spa which offers a beautiful view of the Lake Myvatn. In our case there was an outside temperature of 10 degrees and i was fine. Modern and well equipped, there are pools with different temperatures and the sauna. The bar inside offers various alternatives (local or not) for a snack. There is also the possibility to have a beer in the water!
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  • During our staying in the Myvatn Lake region, our tour operator gave us two tickets to enjoy the Myvatn Nature Baths. They told us that this place is the best suitable to appreciate the real nordic Ba...  more »
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  • If we had known we would not have come. The bath consists of two large pools with a beautiful view over Lake Myvatn, a hot pot of 41° C and two steam saunas. All situated in a real feel nature setting. Sounds nice. It was. But beware. They have different seasons for their opening hours and their prices. Summer season for opening hours is until end of August, for prices it is until mid of september. Rip-off! They should be glad about visitors coming also late and early in the year rather than giving them less service.
  • Thought I'd be treated in low season.. Ripped off, tourist trap that isn't well maintained. Beautiful location and tones of potential.. I felt sick in the 42°c pool after stirring up the water and finding ancient human remains all over me, hair balls and all! No bath mats when entering the change rooms? That's like 101 health and safety... Overall I felt like it needed a decent clean and the staff were still getting over the high season.
  • This hot spring bath is far superior to the more touristy Blue Lagoon in the south. Admittedly, you have to be in northern Iceland to easily get to Myvatn, but if there, don't pass this up. A couple things to be aware of... Yes, the water is a bit stinking of sulfur, but it's not overpowering. You are expected to fully wash in, in the buff, in a communal shower before donning your bathing suit and entering the baths. The changing areas are separated by gender, though.
  • Decent hot water bath that is provided around $60 CDN per person. Two large pools with one being much hotter than the other. The other has an incredible view from the ledge. There is a small mini hottub that is so good on a cool night. There are two saunas, one with direct heat from the source. The building and showers are a little dirty.
  • Rude staff. Not friendly or inviting. Attitude was "give me your money and move along" no hospitality at all. For a place that is mostly tourists and from very different customs, this left most guests I saw, including myself, very confused. The pools were not particularly warm. We went in October, the off season, and I cannot imagine going in the high season. It was already pretty crowded.