When in Iceland
Bathe in the geothermal hot springs in Myvatn
Myvatn Nature Baths are often told to be the little sister of the Blue Lagoon. Less crowded and feels more natural.
Myvatn Nature Baths is a beautifully and extraordinary natural baths located in Myvatn, north Iceland. The complex offers a completely natural experience that you can enjoy with your day admission ticket.
Many people talk about the Myvatn Nature baths as the Blue Lagoon of the north, but much less crowded.
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 in Bjarnarflag that goes 2,500 meters into the ground.
The water has a temperature of about 130°C when it arrives to the huge basin beside the lagoon itself forming an impressive hot spring. The lagoon and the basin contains around 3.5 million liters of water with a temperature of 36 – 40°C.
The water in Myvatn Nature Baths is unique in many ways. The water has a high concentration of minerals, is alkaline, basic in nature and perfect for bathing. Due to its chemical composition, undesired bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in the lagoon making chloride or any other disinfectant redundant.
Geothermal water in Iceland usually contains some sulfur. In this area the strength of the chemical is greater than others. Sulphur is considered to have a positive effect on asthma and other respiratory diseases, and many of the trace elements in the water are considered to have a good effect on the development of skin problems.
Myvatn Nature Baths has two steam baths that are built straight on top of a geothermal area and the sulphur free steam rises up through holes in the floor.
Typically the temperature is around 50°C and the humidity is close to 100%.0
What to bring:
* it is possible to rent swimsuit and towels at the facilities.
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