Jardbodin Myvatn Reviews
Jan 14, 2008
Mývatn Nature Baths
Iceland´s newest geothermal spa
Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region´s many visitor attractions. Already during the first three months, 30 thousand guests have visited the Nature Baths and we are looking forward to welcoming 60 thousand in 2005.
No matter the season, Mývatn offers something for everyone. Despite its northerly location, the region enjoys a temperate climate, and the long summer days when darkness never comes can be surprisingly warm. As summer merges into autumn, the landscape becomes a panoramic patchwork dotted with shades of gold and brown, while winter brings its own tapestry of snow, sparkling frosts, and frequent opportunities to enjoy the unforgettable splendour of the Northern Lights.
I try to visit Jardbodin everytime I go to Myvatn, it is so relaxing.
A designated nature reserve, Mývatn is an area of fragile beauty where tourist services have been developed in such a way as to cause as little disruption as possible to what is a unique and highly delicate ecosystem.
Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the Earth´s surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2.500 metres.
Containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms, the warm, soothing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths are beneficial to skin and spirit alike, creating a sense of wellbeing which lingers on as a lasting memory of your visit to this spellbinding area at Europe´s outer limits.
Facilities on offer include a reception area and cafeteria, changing rooms (inside and outside) and showers for up to 120 guests, three natural steam baths accommodating up to 50 bathers at a time, and a 5000m2 geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40ºC.
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