We drove through moorlands, grasslands, heathlands, roadside waterfalls, mountains before being able to join lake Mývatn. After more than 3 hours of driving, we arrived at Námafjall (Hverir), a geothermal area in the Mývatn area that contains boiling mud pools and steaming fumaroles. It was so so so cold !!! It was probably around 5°C outside, and the wind was really strong.
Mývatn Nature Baths sounded very welcoming after a very long day of driving. The escape water of a geothermal power station collects a lot of silica and some blue alga that is supposed to be pretty good for your skin. We went there and enjoy a hot smooth bath in the middle of a volcanic desert. It is truly an nice experience for around 2500 ISK. Just like the blue lagoon, but nearly half of the price. My only regret is that the water is not as hot as the blue lagoon.
We drove past the pseudocraters and lava pillars of Lake Mývatn that we will explore later, continued on road 1 for 40 minutes, then turned right and take the second on the left to the guesthouse in Laugar, where we stayed for two nights….