After a strenuous hike or other such activity there is nothing better than to relax in lovely hot water and feel the tension flow from your body. Geothermal swimming pools are to be found in most towns and villages and there are even some right out in the country. The biggest pools offer many lanes, hotpots of varying temperature, sprays and saunas. Mineral rich geothermal water from a borehole on Húsavík hill has been used for health purposes by local people for years with good results and is now used in the Húsavík swimming pool. The Mývatn Nature Baths are a recognised health spa and an experience no one should pass by. Relax in the lagoon, surrounded by the wonderous nature of Mývatn and enjoy a sauna or hotpot.