Place of the week – Mývatn Nature Baths North Icleand

Mývatn Nature Baths (Jarðböðin ) are located in Jarðbaðshólar, about 4 km from the village of Reykjahlíð by Mývatn in North Iceland.

The Nature Baths offer bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip in 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 micro-organisms, the warm soothing water of Myvatn Nature Baths benefit both skin and spirit alike.

The Nature Baths are open all year around, more information on their webpage.

Place of the week – Landmannalaugar in the Highland

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands by road F224. It is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape.

Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails and is the usual starting point for a four-day-long hiking trail called Laugavegur, as the main shopping street in Reykjavík city center.

The natural warm water pool at Landmannalaugar is quite unique and an ideal bathing place all year around – with temperature of around 36–40 °C even in the midst of a snowy winter.

Notice that F roads are usually only intended for 4WD vehicles and look out for road conditions before going to Landmannalaugar.

Place of the week – Dining with locals in Selfoss, South Iceland

Would you like to do something different? Why not meet the locals, have a guided walk around Selfoss and then going to a private home for a dinner and chat?

Selfoss is a small town in South Iceland, 57 km from Reykjavík with only about 6.800 inhabitants. Selfoss is by the banks of the river Olfusa, one of the largest rivers in the country. The town is a centre of commerce and small industries. Among other interesting things you will find The Bobby Fischer Centre, a museum dedicated to the master of the Royal Game chess.

Helga and Ragnar offer a short walks around Selfoss, ending at their cosy home, having dinner, coffee and a nice chat. More information on their homepage.