A short distance uphill from Lake Myvatn is the North´s version of the Blue Lagoon, Mývatn Nature Baths. A great place to soothe your aching limbs after hiking around the lava fields, the baths here are easily one of Iceland´s finest geothermal pools. Arguably better than it´s big brother in the south, the Mývatn Nature Baths feel less touristy, let you take pints of beer into the pool with you, and have magnificent views down the mountain, across the lake itself.
If you feel the need to cool down a little after you´re done, grab a liquorice Luxus ice cream from the fridge, it’s like a Magnum but with a liquid liquorice interior.
There are two routes to Lake Mývatn from Húsavík. Taking the road south from Húsavík, the quickest option is to turn left on road 87. However, a small portion of the road is still gravel, so you may want to take the longer route if you don´t have insurance for this. When you reach the junction in front of the lake, turn left to get to the centre, where there is a tourist information office and supermarket.
View route map from Húsavík