Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lake Myvatn

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Hot Spring
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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  • Not too many ppl in April, so still very spacious. 3 different type of lagoon with the 38 degree 1 the most comfortable. Everywhere is clean and tidy except the 41 degrees bath area need more cleaning...  more »
  • The view is world class! It's affordable, clean, fun, very warm and relaxing. The photos are great, the experience is even better. We only stayed 90 min and wish we stayed 6 hrs!! Very easy to find.  more »
  • Having been to the Blue Lagoon before I was looking for something without the 'slick' element. Myvatn was just that, no where near the numbers, wild views across the lakes and a very laid back feel. A...  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.