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Winter Activities in Mývatn

Updated: Feb 26

Myvatn Area, known for its mesmerizing landscapes and unique geological features, transforms into a winter wonderland when snow blankets the region. As temperatures drop and the Northern Lights dance in the crisp Arctic sky, Mývatn becomes a haven for those seeking serene beauty and winter adventures. Here's a guide to what you can do and see, along with some exciting events during the snowy season.



Winter in Mývatn unveils a different kind of magic. Whether you're seeking adventure in the snow or a peaceful retreat in nature, Mývatn offers a winter experience like no other.


Snowmobiling Adventures


Explore the vast winter wilderness surrounding Mývatn on a thrilling snowmobiling excursion. Feel the adrenaline as you speed over the snow, surrounded by the stunning Icelandic landscapes. The snowmobile tours are available from the 1st of November. You can check availability and book your tour with here.


Northern Lights Chasing


Winter nights in Mývatn offer perfect conditions for observing the charming Northern Lights. Join a guided tour to see the vibrant, dancing lights against the dark Arctic sky, or try to find them on your own. In the Myvatn area this is not that difficult as there is no city light in the area. You can simply step out of your camper or guesthouse room and watch the beautiful dance in the night sky.


Mývatn Nature Baths


Don't miss the chance to relax in the geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. The contrast of warm waters against the cold air makes for a rejuvenating experience amidst the winter scenery.



The Icelandic winter can be chilly, so layer up with warm clothing to stay comfortable during outdoor activities. Keep an eye on road conditions. Winter weather can affect travel, so plan accordingly. You can find up to date information on the road conditions on the website www.road.is. Other useful information about safety during travel you can find on www.safetravel.is.



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