Myvatn Nature Baths Private Guided Tour
- Your personal driver: Our experienced English-speaking driver/guide knows the roads, routes, and shortcuts – and can help you discover the beauty of Iceland.
- Guidance on tap: Even if you're a self-starter, your GoBe driver/guide will add to your day's adventure and can take things to the next level. You'll get priceless insider info and historic perspective on the sights you see. And maybe some tweet-worthy current gossip.
- Lake Myvatn: See the reflection of the sky in the milky-white waters surrounded by dormant volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.
- Myvatn Nature Baths: The alkaline waters by volcanic Lake Myvatn are rich in beneficial minerals and microorganisms.
- Godafoss: Marvel at the spectacular torrents of icy water raging into the vast basin below.
About this Akureyri tour
Slip into something extremely comfortable: the Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn, a smattering of crystalline lagoons nestled alongside Akureyri's stunning volcanic lake. Milky diamonds in a mountainous landscape, their soothing geothermal waters will ease you right into a state of bliss.
Clouds of steam rise off the glassy surface as you slink into the naturally heated baths, with nothing but a sprinkling of slate-colored rocks to obstruct your view of the sky-blue horizon. The bubbling baths are naturally heated and the water drawn from a geothermal spring almost a mile under the earth's surface reaches the pools at a delightful 99 degrees.
Untouched by any manmade chemicals, the baths are rich in silica, sulfur and microorganisms that heal the skin and spirit. Dip into the organic pools or take a seat inside the wood-paneled steam houses. Opt for a massage poolside or inside the bathing lagoon. Dine on the terrace of the Kvika restaurant, and enjoy the view.
Your tour ends with a scenic drive along Lake Myvatn and a brief stop at the roaring Godafoss falls. Despite all their might, today Godafoss will rage quietly in your head, as you meditate on your peaceful afternoon and the sheer beauty of Akureyri's countryside.
Icelanders expect fellow bathers to shower with soap, in the buff, before stepping into a communal bath – mainly because their natural geothermal pools aren't treated with chlorine. Though private bath facilities are available, it's not unusual to strip down alongside your bath mates in the locker room. Just make sure you put your swimsuit on before heading out to the baths.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please proceed pier side and look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
The local water can make your hair a bit stiff so please bring hair conditioner or keep your hair out of the water. Nature Baths products are sold at the Nature Baths, along with souvenirs & snacks.
All walking is optional and Godafoss can be viewed from the coach. Myvatn Nature Baths are accessible for wheelchairs. This experience is not 100% wheelchair accessible due to uneven ground and lava surfaces.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Water Sports, Scenic, Shopping, Private
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Pregnant women and those passengers with heart and respiratory issues are advised to check with a health professional before taking this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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