Explore the dramatic volcanic landscapes of northern Iceland on this half-day walking tour around Lake Mývatn. Take in underground pools and sweeping views of age-old craters before finishing at the Mývatn Nature Baths for a relaxing soak.
Icelandair Hotel Mývatn
Built on the same foundation as one of the region’s original hotels, this boutique style property is just a short stroll from Lake Mývatn, Iceland's fourth largest body of water. Beneath the modern glass and wood façade, you’re met with a lobby designed by Swedish installation artist, Michael Johansson, who has reassembled and rearranged items from Hotel Reynihlíð to preserve its historic quality and charm. The quirky theme continues in the 59 stylish rooms and suites, all with contemporary and adventurous Scandinavian decor, walls adorned with black and white photographs and abstract artworks, and bright soft furnishings in hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Modern amenities include flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, telephones, tea and coffee-making facilities, and en suite bathrooms with showers, hairdryers, and toiletries.
Elsewhere, you’ll find outdoor hot tubs from where you can watch the northern lights when they’re visible, a fireplace for relaxing with a book, and a bar that hosts daily happy hours. There’s also a restaurant for buffet breakfasts as well as varied à la carte lunch and dinner menus with Icelandic classics such as such as lamb, arctic char, and skyr cake. The international prix fixe offerings are equally tempting.
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Available in varying categories, the 59 stylish and quirky rooms and suites have contemporary Scandinavian decor, painted walls adorned with black and white photographs and abstract artworks, and bright soft furnishings in hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Modern amenities include a flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, and en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, and toiletries. The Guest rooms are small yet spacious enough for unwinding after days of sightseeing, while the larger Junior Suites offer the added luxury of a living area with a sofa.
You’ll be staying in the small village of Reykjahlíð, just a short distance away from Lake Mývatn. Attractions nearby include the Sigurgeir's Bird Museum and the Mývatn Nature Baths. You’ll also be within easy driving distance to the north of Iceland’s gateways, including Akureyri and Húsavík.
Food and drink
Pulling focus on modern Icelandic cuisine and local specialties using fresh and seasonal ingredients, the refined Mylla restaurant offers a varied à la carte lunch and dinner menu as well as a choice of international wines. There’s also a bar for snacks and daily happy hours from 4pm to 6pm. The buffet style breakfast includes hot and cold dishes.
Icelandair Hotel Mývatn welcomes children and family rooms are available.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has outdoor hot tubs that are ideal for viewing the northern lights when they are visible during the winter.
Environmental and social responsibility
To avoid overwhelming the town’s small sewage system, Icelandair Hotel Mývatn has vacuum toilets. These are loud if flushed with the lid open, so they should be closed after use. Guests who reuse towels and linens will be given credits that can be redeemed at the bar.
We love this hotel near Lake Mývatn for its warm and welcoming vibe. Its proximity to north Iceland’s attractions such as Ásbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss waterfall makes it a very appealing choice.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.