Geothermal water springs in the area of Husavík have been known for many years to the inhabitants of Northern Iceland.
They used it mainly for bathing. Further drilling in the area in the later period found that it resulted from a place of mineral-rich warm seawater to be suitable for home heating.
Instead of letting the hot water flow aimlessly to the sea, the residents of Hosavic could enjoy the health benefits of bathing in warm sea water.
People suffering from psoriasis have been relieved by bathing in water at an optimal temperature of 38-39 ° C.
The water in the GeoSea baths comes from two wells. A constant flow of the pool through the ponds eliminates the need for any cleaning or disinfection and ensures clean and fresh water regularly.
GeoSea GeoSea Geothermal Baths allow visitors to enjoy nature in a unique way. Regarding natural underground drowning, the water is warm and pleasant to wash naturally and gives a pleasant feeling to the skin and relief for people suffering from skin problems. While bathing, you can enjoy the mountainous scenery around the cliffs just a short distance from the Northern Arctic Circle.
Grjotagja hot Spring Cave located at the area of Mývatn. Mývatn is a shallow lake located in the area of active volcanic activity in northern Iceland, not far from the Krafla volcano. Mother Nature’s violent masterpieces are found throughout the lake area: giant craters, bubbling sulfur springs, mud pools and frozen scraps of fresh volcanic eruptions give the feeling of a trip to another planet. The name Mývatn is sometimes used not only as a nickname for the lake but also for the uninhabited environment around it.
Grjotagja hot Spring Cave
Grjotagja is a hatch in the soil that has been filled with warm water. In the past it was a popular bathing site but geothermal activity made the pool too hot (50 degrees) for bathing. You can watch the pool through the cracks in the ceiling and also go down to the water. The site is located between Reykjahlíð and Hverfjall volcano.
How to get there
To get there, take road # 1 towards Agilstadir and after about a kilometer drive from Lake Myvatn take exit 860 towards Grjotagja.
This geothermal spa near Lake Myvatn is the northern answer to the southern blue lagoon. Sometimes referred to as the Northern Blue Lagoon, just like its Southern friend, the lagoon contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates, and geothermal microorganisms that give the water their blue pearl appearance. This relatively new spa overlooks a number of beautiful lake views and is undoubtedly the hottest and most perfect place to relax to witness those stunning Icelandic summer sunsets.
The water supply to the lagoon flows directly from the pit of the national electricity company Bjarnarflag. The water has a temperature of about 130 degrees Celsius when they reach a huge basin near the lagoon itself, creating a kind of warm man-made. In total, the lagoon and basin contain about 3.5 million liters of water at a temperature of 36-40 ° C.
The lagoon itself is a man-made structure, the bottom of which is covered with sand and gravel. It contains a large amount of minerals and is well suited for bathing. Due to its chemical composition, undesirable bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in its water, which eliminates the need to use chlorine or any other disinfectant.
Geothermal water in Iceland usually contains sulfur. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid taking silver jewelry into the water, they may turn black. Sulfur, on the other hand, is considered to have a positive effect on asthma and other respiratory diseases, and the lagoon waters also have a positive effect on skin problems. The smell of sulfur is common in the area, but most tourists get used to it within the first few minutes, most travelers liken it to the smell of rotten eggs, others compare it to the initial smell of creation as the volcanic gases condense and create picturesque landscapes.