Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lake Myvatn

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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  • My favorite of Iceland's formal hot baths, as the prices are reasonable, it's not too busy, it's open til midnight in summer, and the views? Oh, the views. They can't be beat. There's a lukewarm pool right at the edge (best views), a more central hot pool (it's hottest by the oven-looking vents), and a smaller rectangular tub that's my pick for the combination of personal space, hot water, and primo views. Friendly staff & good changing facilities. The to-go options in the cafe are rather lacking, however, so eat first if you plan on being here late... dinner options at closing-time are rather nonexistent in this area.
  • Absolutely gorgeous view of the lake! A little less crowded and less expensive than the more popular baths. The facility is average. The 3 pools were not warm enough. One of the pool is empty because it's too cold. The other 2 become filled with people. I've been local swimming center with warmer jacuzzi.
  • Beware if you are visiting on a cold or windy day (even during the summer) - the pools are not sheltered from the wind in any way and despite the hot water around you, your head will get absolutely cold (not so great if you have sensitive ears or suffering from sinus problems). You can only hide from the wind in one of the two steam baths, which are not very interesting. The things could be easily improved by creating a section of the pools surrounded by a wall so that you don't have to endure the winds. The place has potential, but at the moment still doesn't come close to the more famous facility near Keflavik.
  • This was absolutely beautiful. I went here instead of going to the blue lagoon and I'm glad I did. It has gorgeous views of the mountains, it's cheaper than blue lagoon, and it was completely empty when we went (10am on a weekday). There are pools of different temperatures, places to sit, an area where you can get showered by water, there is also a sauna.
  • Not too crowded, but when the weather is cold you can't do much more than to stay in the water or to sit in the steam bath/sauna. Was there for a good hour and for that it was still too expensive. Adult entry fee is 4300 isk, but with no time limit. You can even order drinks while inside the pool! :)

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