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 Mývatn area, like Mývatn Nature Baths, Whale Watching in Húsavík, Horse Riding, Sightseeing flights and many many more.
Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Mývatn 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.
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. The small village of Reykjahlíð has a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank and a car garage so you’ll get all the basic services you need.
The newest activity close to us is Dog Sledding, an amazing experience during the beautiful winter time.
Dimmuborgir are such a unique, beautiful place – taking a walk there is a must.
For a relaxing, once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit Mývatn Nature Baths – it is truly is amazing!
No bird-lover can miss a visit to Sigurgeirs Bird Museum – interesting educational, stunning surroundings.
In the Vogafjós – cowshed, visitors can see the cows being milked and fed every day – great fun for the family!
In Mývatn we have two companies offering horse riding: Saltvík and Safari Hestar.
Saltvík offers all kinds of riding tours, also short day rides from their base in Mývatn during the summer season.
Safari Hestar is a family run company offers tours through breathtaking landscapes with experienced guides on well trained horses.
We sell tickets for whale watching in Húsavík which is located around 50 minutes drive from our guesthouse.
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 that suits you best.
Ask for the timetable and prices at our Reception
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. A 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.