Bubbling springs at Lake Mývatn

Mývatn stay with trip to hot springs, 3-Day Tour - Iceland

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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The earth's crust at Myvatn is literally buzzing with energy. On this trip you will head out on walks to discover deep blue crater lakes, whistling steam vents and hot bubbling springs. Visit the 'Blue Lagoon of the North' with magical views of the orange hills of Myvatn and sleep in a friendly guesthouse for two nights.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast
  • Entrance to Mývatn Nature Baths

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Head to Mývatn via Dettifoss

Today you will likely be coming from the fjords on your way to Mývatn. En route you have the chance to stop off at Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. As you walk along the winding path from the car park to the waterfall, the roaring sound gets louder and louder. When you reach the waterfall you will find a giant water curtain of up to 100 meters wide and about 40 meters deep. There are several viewpoints that you can easily walk to, with a different view every time. After your time here, continue onto Mývatn and check into your attractive family-run hotel that is centrally located for you to easily explore the steaming sulphur plains and surrounding craters, If the scenery itself isn’t enough to impress you, the lake between craters and table mountains is also the breeding ground for thousands of water birds.

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Lake Mývatn and Surroundings

Get up early today to beat the day-trippers from Reykjavik. Pack your swimwear in your bag and grab yourself an easy lunch at Reykjahlid’s supermarket, ready for a day of adventure. The steaming brown-red hot springs area just outside Mývatn and are a must see. Walk right past the blue-grey bubbling mud pools and mounds where sulphur steam is blown out. Stay on the marked trails because the simmering water can reach a whopping 200 degrees. After the springs, it’s over to the deep blue crater lake at Víti for a walk at Krafla Caldera. You’ll walk on fresh black lava that even sometimes still feels warm.

View of small steaming pools of water

Towards the end of the afternoon, you will drive to the natural hot baths of Mývatn, where will have arrange entrance tickets in advance for you. These natural pools are a smaller-scale alternative to the touristy Blue Lagoon in the south of the country. After an active day, take the time to relax in the milky blue water that is naturally warmed to a comfortable 38-40 degrees. With a spectacular view of the surrounding orange hills, a nice drink in your hand and a fresh salmon salad to go alongside, it’s the perfect way to end the day. If the weather conditions are right, the sunsets here are incredible.

Big pool with a building

Departure from Mývatn

After breakfast today you will continue your Iceland road trip. Head west for a visit to the peculiar round shaped Godafoss waterfall and swap the lava landscape for the open sea at Akureyri. If you have just come from the west then the green cliffs in the East Fjords are waiting for you.

Lake Mývatn – Askja Super 4×4 Tour

Today you will discover the highlights in the Mývatn area with your local guide as you you travel with a 4×4 bus along the oasis area Herðubreiðarlindir, It’s a full day and you will be exploring for about 11 hours to see the waterfall at Gljúfrasmiður and of course the Askja volcano. There is plenty of time everywhere to really take in the surroundings. The stop at Askja takes about three hours, so you really have time to hike to the lake and see the crater. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous then you can take a dip in the water of the Víti crater.

* this excursion is possible between mid June and mid October.

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"Iceland offers so much variety. Whether it's bathing in one of many natural lagoons, heading out to see the wildlife or witnessing the amazing northern lights, you won't run out of things to do! I ticked off a lot of things from my bucket list here."

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