Myvatn Nature Baths

Written by Domenico Di Maio

Week 01
RECOVERY

It ‘s difficult to talk about travel and wellness, especially during the Christmas and New Year period, where the body is submitted to extreme excess of both the culinary and beverage variety.
For this weeks travel section, and an optimal recovery after the overindulgences of the last few weeks, we have sketched out a journey of wellbeing, which will allow you to experience the natural beauty of Iceland; a country that does wonders for both the body and the mind.

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It is a well-known fact that Iceland possesses incredible thermal baths. Many of them are located in natural cavities of the earth’s surface, which have formed as a result of years of repeated volcanic eruptions and seismic activity.
One of the smallest and most special places for a heated dip is the Myvatn Nature Baths.

With 3.5 million litres of hot water set at an average temperature of 36-40 ° C, these baths are much more intimate than other Icelandic attractions, and perhaps for this reason, the most fascinating.
The baths opened in 2004, but the Myvatn Area located in the heart of northeast Iceland has been frequented by locals for centuries.
In addition to the beautiful lagoon, there are two steam baths that have been constructed on top of a geothermal area; the temperature is around 50 ° C and the humidity is close to 100%. There is also a restaurant for a comforting feed after the baths.
Myvatn Nature Baths are a unique destination, with alkaline water that contains a large amount of minerals and geothermal microorganisms that will revitalize your body. It provides a wholly relaxing experience close to the village of Reykjahli.
For all those who are fortunate enough to be able to take a short vacation, this is the best time and place to do so. For all the rest of you, put Iceland on the top of your bucket list.