Winter or Summer there is always something to do around Mývatn. From the Nature Baths, to all the points of interests in the nature.
Here are our picks :
Jarðbodin – Nature Baths: Nobody comes to Mývatn without having a dip in the Nature Baths. It’s been called the” Blue Lagoon of the North”, but let’s be honest … It‘s way better. Enjoy the midnight sun during the summer or the northern lights during the winter.
Víti Crater / Krafla Area : “It’s like landing on another planet” – The contrast to the lush green vegetation around Lake Mývatn will stun you when you’ll arrive in the Kafla Area. The geothermal area around Krafla is considered one of the most active in whole of Iceland.
Dimmuborgir : also called the ”dark cities” where the 13 ”Yule Lads” (Iceland’s Santa Clauses), hide during the year. get lost through the lava field, caves and lava formation. Dimmuborgir and Mývatn has also been the scenery of various films and Tv show. (Games of Thrones, The Fast and the Furious)
Vindbelgjarfjall – 1h to the top – Probably the best view of the lake, it is close and high, a bit steep, not suitable for young children.
Hverfjall – 30 minutes up, add an extra hour to walk around the rim.
Námafjall and Hverir – Smell Iceland and land on another planet surrounded by boiling mud
Pseudocraters – Skútustaðir : Situated 3 kilometers from the Hotel Laxá, the pseudo craters were formed by steam explosions when hot lava met the water of the lake. A nice walk to do for 30 minutes to 1 hours
Hofði and the Lava Pillars : A 10 minutes drive will bring you toHofði, the forest by the lake. Pass the gate and climb up to admire a beautiful panoramic view of the lake and the lava pillars.
Grjótagjá : A beautiful cave with two entrances, naturally half filled with geothermal were people used to bath in (too hot now) – Fun Fact – Games of Thrones : Jon Snow and Ygritte bathing scene was filmed there.
In addition to all this, there are almost endless opportunities for outdoor activities all year round, it´s possible to play minigolf, bowling, icefishing, cross country skiing, fat biking or snowmobile riding on frozen Myvatn during wintertime, private superjeep tours to Askja or to see the northern lights, birdwatching or simply visit Mývatn Bird Museum.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to find the activity that suits you best.