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  • Myvatn Nature Baths Entrance Ticket

    1. Myvatn Nature Baths Entrance Ticket

    Myvatn Nature Baths is a traditional and tastefully designed complex offering a completely natural experience that you can enjoy with your day admission ticket. The 2 steam baths are built on top of a geothermal area and the sulfur steam rises up through holes in the floor. The water of the Myvatn Nature Baths is drawn from a borehole that goes 2,500 meters into the ground. The water has a high concentration of minerals, is basic in nature and well suited for bathing. Before or after bathing you can enjoy a light meal and drinks at Café Kvika in a beautiful setting with views of the stunning natural surroundings. You can also make use of the swim-up bar in the baths and enjoy a beer, wine, cider, soda, or glass of sparkling wine in the water.

    Clean and well run. The baths are fabulous - especially when the sun is out :) I was lucky with the weather. GetYourGuide app discount was welcome ! It’s good value compared with prices of other thermal baths in Iceland - but still expensive in Uk pound terms.

  • Lake Mývatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

    2. Lake Mývatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

    The Lake Mývatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in Iceland. Begin your 8-hour tour with a stop at Goðafoss Waterfall, a picturesque and iconic site located on the Skjálfandafljót River. Your next stop in the Lake Mývatn area will be the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar. You’ll also see more of the area’s highlights, including the Hverir mud pools, Grjótagjá rift and the Dimmuborgir lava fields among others. The final stop of the day is at the Mývatn nature baths, where you’ll have the option of relaxing in a natural pool of geothermal water, located in the middle of lava fields and with great area views.

    Very interesting geology and landscape...very varied. A lot to see, without needing to drive oneself. Must do the hot spa experience.

  • Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

    3. Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

    Your 8-day Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik, then sets out along the Golden Circle, passing by Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park. As you admire the hot water spouting from the earth, learn about the history of Iceland from your expert guides. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascades, and hike on an ancient glacier. The highlight of the day is a trip to the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Explore Skaftafell National Park on day 3 and marvel at the white sheets of ice as they contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, explore an Ice Cave and blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlon. Spend the evening looking out for the stunning Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. On day 4, follow your guides thro...

  • Iceland 6-Day Ring Road Adventure

    4. Iceland 6-Day Ring Road Adventure

    Day one: Golden Circle and South Coast Your adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Experience spouting geysers, historical and geological wonders, and the beautiful golden falls of Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day two: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, begin your journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glist...

    Wonderful experience. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The scenery was unbelievable.

  • From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

    5. From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

    Benefit from pick-up from your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, and then drive to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands area near Krafla volcano. Stop at Goðafoss waterfall and hear about its important role in the history of Iceland. Continue to the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar, formed when hot flowing lava met with ice cold water from the lake. See the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, rich in mythical sagas and stunning to look at for the lava pillars and rock formations.   Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. End with a look at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.

    Paul was an excellent guide giving us all a well balanced tour of this area with a good amount of relevant information without overloading us. We were fortunate that we had our best day of weather on our cruise and we made the most of it enjoying the incredible views from the mighty Godfoss falls, geyser's and lava fields to the panama's around each bend in the road.

  • From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    6. From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Finish the day at Skaftafell National Park where you can admire panoramic views on a glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. From May throughout October, a boat tour among icebergs is included, while from November to March you can go ice caving. Later, visit Vestrahorn, Studlagil Canyon (...

    What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

  • From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour

    7. From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Super Jeep Tour

    After being picked up in a super jeep, you will venture to Goðafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, known as the waterfall of the Gods. Your tour will then continue to Lake Mývatn. This ancient lake was formed by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago and is surrounded by rare volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents. Driving deeper into this otherworldly landscape, you will get a chance to see the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Then gaze at the incredible might of Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. As you embark on your return journey, you will stop to investigate Skútustaðagígar, and area of pseudo craters, and the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir. These are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Mývatn area. Finally, you will stop in Eyjafjordur and admire the scenic view over the fjord to Akureyri...

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What people are saying about Mývatn

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 278 reviews

Clean and well run. The baths are fabulous - especially when the sun is out :) I was lucky with the weather. GetYourGuide app discount was welcome ! It’s good value compared with prices of other thermal baths in Iceland - but still expensive in Uk pound terms.

What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

Very nice modern bathroom. Wasn't full either. Be sure to look at the mud pots 5km further beforehand, then you know what to bathe in.

Very interesting geology and landscape...very varied. A lot to see, without needing to drive oneself. Must do the hot spa experience.

Relaxing, clean, not too crowded. I highly recommend