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Approximately 5½ Hours
Meals not included
Leave Akureyri and the fjord, and head to Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods) -- one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.
The Nature Baths at Myvatn offer bathers a completely natural, relaxing dip amid clouds of steam and a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of 7,000 feet. Active volcanoes and belching steam vents populate the vicinity. The baths contain a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms. The warm, soothing waters are beneficial to skin and spirit alike. Facilities include a reception area and café, changing rooms and showers, as well as three natural steam baths and a 53,000-square-foot outdoor geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant temperature of 100 - 104º F. Due to its chemical
composition, undesirable bacteria and flora cannot live in the lagoon, making chlorine or other disinfectants redundant.
Relaxed and rejuvenated by your geothermal dip, you will return to Akureyri.
Local custom and pool regulations mandate that all guests shower (without swim attire) and wash thoroughly with soap and water before entering the baths. A limited number of curtained shower cubicles are available. Separate shower facilities for men and women are available on site. Lockers are free of charge, and all items and clothing can be stored in the lockers. Jewelry is not recommended in the water as minerals can stain metals. Shoes are not to be worn inside the locker facility; they are either stored outside the locker area on designated shelves or put in plastic bags to store inside the lockers. Swimwear must be worn in the thermal baths. Light-colored swimwear can be discolored by the minerals in the water. Bring your swimsuit and a towel from the ship (or these items can also be rented at the facility at your own expense). Bring sandals or flip-flops. There are some inclines to negotiate and rough grass/mud/gravel paths. Dress warmly in layers. Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes. Minimum age is 3 years. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland.