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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

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Address: Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 486 1400
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Laugarvatn Fontana is composed of a series of interconnected baths and...

Laugarvatn Fontana is composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms that complement each other to create a healthy, natural and unique spa experience.Three steam rooms, collectively called GUFAN, have been built over a natural hot spring that has been used since 1929. The temperature of the steam varies depending on the temperature of the hot spring and weather, usually between 40°C (104°F) and 50°C (122°F). Humidity is very high in the steam room cabins. Grids in the floor of the steam rooms allow guests to hear and smell the boiling natural hot spring underneath, creating a natural and totally unique experience.Next to the steam room is YLUR, a Finnish-style sauna. The temperature is between 80°C (176°F) and 90°C (194°F), with a lower humidity than the steam room having a big window facing the lake of Laugarvatn. LAUGA, SÆLA, and VISKA are interconnected outdoor mineral baths that vary in depth, size and temperature. Some areas are suitable for relaxation and others offer space for movement and playfull moments. Stone artwork made by Icelandic artist, Erla Thórarinsdóttir, enhance each visitor’s experience. VISKA, the hot tub, is built at a slightly higher level than the other baths, providing a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings while the healthy water nourishes both body and soul.Completing the ensemble are VATNIÐ and STRÖNDIN — the lake and the beach. Visitors will reach VATNIÐ through a gate. STRÖNDIN has warm black sand, which has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and other joint illnesses. VATNIÐ provides an opportunity to cool down between visits to GUFAN and YLUR, a temperature shift that is both healthy and strengthening

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Lovely outdoor thermal baths of various temperatures. Cozy dry and wet saunas. The evening ended with a cold Buffett of an extensive selection of Icelandic foods. It was delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely outdoor thermal baths of various temperatures. Cozy dry and wet saunas. The evening ended with a cold Buffett of an extensive selection of Icelandic foods. It was delicious and much better than I had thought it would be based on the description. Friendly staff, excellent changing facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This spa was included in our Icelandair package. We were to see the northern lights but mother nature was not allowing it. We did have a wonderful meal of many traditional food and some not so traditional. The baths were lovely with a few different temps. it would be a great day trip as well with the lake and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just visited Laugarvatn today with my husband, and spent a blissful while floating in the baths. There are several pools of varying temperatures to choose from, and also some amazing natural steam rooms, which are really cool. There's a sauna as well with a window looking out onto the lake, which was nice. When we arrived there were only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during the evening as part of a Northern Lights tour which could have been a wonderful evening if it wasn't raining so much, the rain if anything made the baths more enjoyable. The food was also well worth trying but the only downside is that there can be quite a lot of people in the same which can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice clean and not overcrowdedlike blue lagoon, 3 different pools of different temps and then you have the sea, also has sauna and three natural heated steam rooms which are very warm 50 degrees

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a surprise when I realized that the steam bath had a window to the lake. I loved relaxing in there and enjoying the view of the lake. I have to recommend that if you go there, try dipping your toe into the lake - it sure is a surprise in Iceland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here as part of a golden circle tour and would definitely recommend it. It's a fairly small spa with various pools heated by the geothermal water, but unlike the blue lagoon they use it to heat clean water so it look like you're in a swimming pool. They have 4-5 pools of different temperatures,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Fontana and the Blue Lagoon during our trip to Iceland and of the the two we LOVED Fontana and HATED the Blue Lagoon. Fontana was an altogether more tranquil, relaxed and authentic experience. Watching a beautiful full moon reflected in the gently freezing lake opposite from the warm pool whilst sipping a red wine was one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time and were able to try different temperatures of hot tubs.....and some of us even tried the lake. The temperatures in the spa were from 38C to 41C, and the lake was at 3C! (and is fed from the glacier).

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view, we came there with a group of approx 30 hungry people, we called ahead to see if they could accomodate us for a lunch and that was no problem. We were served two different kinds of soup and bread with it and it was excellent. I wish we would have had time to take a dip in the... More 

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IHGuestRelations, Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this review

Dear Thorak It is always best to get the feedback from our regulars, thanks for your feedback on our lunch buffet. We are extremely proud of our lunch and dinner buffet, they are available every day but we of course need to know when a big group like yours wants to drop in for lunch. We hope we will see... More 

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