Iceland Volcano Marathon

12 Aug 2023

Geothermal Nature Baths

Is a trip to Iceland really complete without visiting one of their renowned natural geothermal baths?
12 Aug | 3-4 hours | 80 EUR

After your race (or a tiring day spent cheering), give your muscles a treat and take a soak in the restorative natural waters. The mineral-rich waters will soothe your skin while the warmth relaxes you. At this time of year, the sun still sets quite late, so you can savor a slow sunset as you bask in the water and enjoy the views. 

 

Mývatn participants: 

The area around Mývatn is a hotspot for geological activity. One of the byproducts of this is geothermal water - some of which has been used to form the Jardbödin Nature Baths. While the Nature Baths' lagoon is manmade, the water is drawn up from a hot spring with a depth of 2.500 meters and is about 130 degrees C when it reaches the surface. This hot spring forms a basin which is then used to fill the lagoon. The lagoon itself averages between 36-40 degrees C, and the water is rich with minerals that are considered to have a positive effect on skin. 

In addition to the lagoon, the Mývatn Nature Baths offer two steam baths that are built directly on top of the geothermal area. There are windows in the steam baths so guests can enjoy the magnificent view, and cool showers right outside to relieve the heat. There is also a café in the facilities where guests can purchase a variety of food, sweets, and drinks. 

This excursion includes bus travel to and from the Nature Baths as well as the entrance fee. The excursion will begin around 19:00, and the bus will bring you back to your hotel after 2-3 hours have been spent in the Nature Baths. The Baths do not close until 22:00. 

About the Tour: 

Duration: 3-4 Hours 

Departures: Saturday at 19:00

Minimum number of participants*: 30

*please note that if the min. number is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the excursion. If the excursion is canceled, you will be refunded. 

What should I bring with me? Bring your bathing suit and a towel. If you prefer, you can rent a towel at the reception. Lockers are also included. 

Inclusions: 

- Bus transfer from hotel to baths 

- Entrance to the baths