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.
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. Follow the road to the village Reykjahlíð and from there, take road no. 1 toward Egilsstaðir. After about 4 km you will see a sign for Jarðböðin, to the right.
GPS: 65°37’51.5″N 16°50’52.1″W