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MÝVATN AREA

Mývatn has many wonderful things to offer. Our guests often stay longer than they originally plan. 

Our tour desk sells the tickets for activities in Myvatn area, like Myvatn Nature Baths, Whale Watching in Husavik, Horse Riding, Sightseeing flights and many many more.

Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Myvatn Naturebaths offers something for everyone. The water supplies for the lagoon run straight from the National Power Company´s bore hole in Bjarnarflag. The water has a temperature of about 130°C when it arrives to the huge basin beside the lagoon itself forming an impressive, man-made hot spring. Altogether, the lagoon and the basin contain around 3.5 million litres of water with a temperature of 36 – 40°C.

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MYVATN NATURE BATHS

 

We recommend staying for at least three nights, or greater opportunities to see the Volcano Krafla area, Námaskarð, Dimmuborgir, Höfði, Skútustaðir and last but not least the lake itself with it’s spectacular bird life. There are several mountains and craters to climb (the view is better from the top, you see!).  The Mývatn area offers airplane sightseeing, horseback riding, cave exploring, hiking and biking, swimming and relaxing. There are also bistros and cafe´s to try out, as well. The small village of Reykjahlíð has a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank and a car garage so you’ll get all the basic service you need.

For more information about Mývatn we suggest reading the Wikipedia article: Lake Myvatn

 

  • The newest activity close to us is Dog Sledding, an amazing experience during the beautiful winter time

  • Our friends at Hike and Bike offer some great tours and you can also rent a bike and do your own exploring

  • Want to see the area from above? Try sightseeing with Myflug Air

  • Dimmuborgir are such a unique, beautiful place – taking a walk there is a must

  • For a relaxing, once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit Myvatn Nature Baths – It truly is amazing!

  • No bird-lover can miss a visit to Sigurgeir Bird Museum – interesting educational, stunning surroundings

  • In the Vogafjos – Cowshed, visitors can see the cows being milked and fed every day – great fun for the family!

  • If you’re looking for adventures and breathtaking scenery, check out Askja with Myvatn Tours and Geotravel

  • Horseback riding is a great way to take in nature and the Icelandic horse is unique! Contact Safari Hestar or Saltvik to book horseback riding tours

HORSE RIDING

In Myvatn We have two companies offering horse riding: Saltvik and Safari Hestar. 

Saltvik offers all kinds of riding tours, also short day rides from their base in Myvatn during the summer season. 

 

Safari Hestar is a family run company offers tours through breathtaking landscapes with experienced guides on well trained horses. 

WHALE WATCHING

We sell tickets for whale watching in Husavik. It is only 50 minutes drive from our guesthouse to Husavik. 

There are three companies offering whale watching: North Sailing, Gentle Giants and Salka. All of them have different types of tours, so everyone can find something suits you best. 

Ask for the timetable and prices in our Reception

ASKJA TOUR

Askja is a caldera situated in a remote part of the central highlands of Iceland. The region is only accessible for a few months of the year. Being situated in the rain shadow to the northeast of the Vatnajökull glacier, the area receives only about 450 mm of rainfall annually. 

We sell one day tours to Askja caldera. Askja guided tour from Lake Mývatn to the Askja caldera and the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir takes around 12-14 hours. 

ICE CAVE EXPLORING

Join the Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Lake Mývatn and take part in an adventure! The tour takes you through the stunning landscape of the volcanic outback of Lake Mývatn. To the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Ice Cave.  The main attraction of the cave is the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland, formed by thousands of years of dripping water.