The Mývatn geothermal spa offers the opportunity to relax in the middle of beautiful nature in the north of Iceland. The Mývatn lagoon is called Jarðbödin in Icelandic, but it is known under its English name Mývatn Nature Baths. Allow us to present the best way to experience nature in its origins. This wellness lagoon is located very close to Lake Mývatn and is open all year round. Its thermal waters of 36-40 ºC can be enjoyed in all weather conditions and offer truly magical views.

Mývatn Nature Baths is an ideal stop to relax during your trip to North Iceland. In the lagoon there is also a restaurant where you can stop to eat. The location of the lagoon is ideal, as it is part of the natural monuments of the "Diamond Route".





Enjoy the bath at Mývatn Nature Baths

Schedule: The opening hours of the Mývatn Lagoon during the summer - high season (1.5.-30.9.) are from 10:00 to 22:00. Low season hours (1.10.-30.4.) are from 12:00 to 21:00. The last entry allowed is always 30 minutes before closing. Check the schedule in the reservation panel for availablility.
Reservation: It is recommended to book your entrance in advance online to ensure availability.
The ticket includes: Access to the spa and wellness area, lockers to change, natural water to cool off, local VAT.
Address: It is located at Jardbadshólar 660, Mývatn, in the immediate vicinity of Lake Mývatn, in northern Iceland. From other parts of Iceland you can get to the Ring Road (road 1), taking the turnoff at road 860.
Steam baths: The two steam baths of the Mývatn lagoon are built directly on top of a geothermal area and the steam rises through holes in the floor. Normally the temperature is around 50 ° C and the humidity is close to 100%. Guests can take different steam baths while cooling off in an outdoor shower located between the baths..


The Mývatn Lagoon is a man-made geothermal spa, covered at its bottom by sand and gravel. The characteristics of the water are unique in many ways, being ideal for bathing thanks to the large amount of minerals it contains. Due to its chemical composition, unwanted bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in the Mývatn Nature Baths, making the use of chlorine or any other disinfectant unnecessary. The water in the Mývatn Lagoon comes directly from the National Power Company at Bjarnarflag in North Iceland. The water has a temperature of approximately 130 ° C when it reaches the huge basin next to the lagoon, forming an impressive artificial hot spring. In total, the lagoon and the basin contain around 3.5 million liters of water with a temperature of 36 - 40 ° C. Geothermal water in Iceland generally contains some sulfur, especially in this area of the Mývatn Lagoon. This has a positive effect on asthma and other respiratory diseases, as well as people with skin problems. When entering the water, wearing brass or silver jewelry should be avoided as they turn black and can be damaged. You can put your belongings in the locker or leave valuables in a safe at the reception. All guests must shower thoroughly before entering the Lagoon.

Myvatn Nature Baths, north Iceland
Having a bath in Mývatn Nature Baths
Mývatn nature baths, north Iceland

Responsibility All of the activities on the glacier happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code: MNB. ID 838.