Mývatn

Mývatn Nature Baths
Jarðbaðshólar
+354-464-4411
2500 ISK
Summertime: 09:00 – 24:00, Wintertime: 12:00 – 22:00

Something of a "Blue Lagoon lite", the Mývatn Nature Baths was opened in June 2004 and offers mineral-rich geothermal waters drawn from depths of up to 2500 meters. Facilities include a reception area and cafeteria, changing rooms and showers, 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.

Sigurgeir's Birdmuseum
Neslönd
+354-464-4477
11:00 - 19:00
Just off the main road northwest of the lake

A collection of birds collected by a local, Sigurgeir Stefánsson, who died in an accident on the lake in 1999. The museum has been build to honor his memory. It houses 300 birds of 180 species as well as some eggs. From the dining hall there is a nice view of the lake.

Grjótagjá Fissure
free
located 2km to the right of the main road on the way Egilsstadir

Take a bath at the Grjótagjá fissure. Be warned the water is extremely hot - 43-46°C! completely at own risk. Unfortunately the roof has become unstable and visitors are now warned not to enter.

Camel from a Midge
Reykjahlíð
free
Ask a local to point you to the festival

A 2 day music festival in July, started in 2008. The concerts are held in a barn which offers a unique atmosphere. After the concerts people head out into the woods to continue the party there. The music genre tends to be rock with various Icelandic and a few foreign bands playing