Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lake Myvatn

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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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  • We went around Iceland in camping car and when were exploring Myvatn Lake area, we went to this thermal baths. We get discount, because water was not so warm as usually, but still it was warm enough. ...  more »
  • Good alternative to Blue L, for those who are doing the ring road can consider getting to Jarbodin. Massive savings from the price of touristy BlueL, less crowded hence cleaner pool, peaceful and more...  more »
  • Beautiful location for these natural baths. Very much appreciated after a day of walking. Avoid peak times for coaches. Very nice staff
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  • A very nice place to stop for a few hours to relax in the wonderfully nature baths. The nature baths are two separate but connected pools, where one is around 39°c and the other is around 40°c. It is actually very nice and warm. The water feels a little sticky due to the minerals in the water. The smell is doable, but you will still smell the sulfur that comes out of the pits near the baths. It's possible to order drinks which need to be prepaid before you enter the pools. You will receive a wristband which states the amount of drinks you ordered. For a drink you just kindly wave the lifeguards and they will provide your drink. Cooled water to drink is free and provided near the entrance of the pools. We had a lovely afternoon over there and we will definitely recommend you to pay a visit to these pools. Worth the money!
  • I've come here twice and I like this place a lot. "Blue Lagoon of the North" is fitting, but this place is less crowded and is really nice without feeling so "resort-ish". It's a reasonably-large facility, and I think it has plenty of visitors to keep it full and buzzing, but it's never chaos. The surroundings are nice, the pools are nice, it's got that amazing silica-blue water and a good temperature, and everything else you would want there. In the summer, I was able to stay in the water until close to midnight, under the midnight sun.
  • A nice stop if you are in the area. Definitely more reasonably priced than Blue Lagoon. The baths were great but the temperature was a bit too cold for us. Also the bathrooms are not very clean. Bring flip flops and towels. View was nice.
  • Skip the Blue Lagoon! I mean, do what you want to, but this is a way less expensive (and less crowded) alternative. If you’re a student, be sure to ask for a student discount (student ID required) as it is about 40% off. I LOVED my time here and spent around 4 hours soaking. The main bath can get lukewarm in spots if the wind is really blowing, but there are plenty of hot spots as well. The hot tub was my favorite part, and when I got too hot, I would hang out in the main bath. I didn’t spend much time in the colder bath, because it’s not my preference, but they have that option as well. I would definitely come back here again if I was ever to return to the area.
  • Very nice place. Different atmosphere from the Blue lagoon. Smaller, less busy and different kind of water. The place Wes clean and staff were nice. Don't miss out on tasting the Gasyir Bread they sell at the cafeteria! The bread is baked in the ground, and tastes amazing, also reasonable price (better than in the supermarket!)
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