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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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Description: 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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you have to go there! they are not as famous as blue lagoon but they are better than blue lagoon. they have hot spring rye bread and also buffet dinners. go there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

you have to go there! they are not as famous as blue lagoon but they are better than blue lagoon. they have hot spring rye bread and also buffet dinners. go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to the Fontana spa after a particularly long day driving through the Golden Circle during the storms in mid-March. The staff were great and it was such a relaxing geothermal spa. Would definitely recommend a stop after a long day sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great option for a larger, more touristy competitor. Much more affordable first of all. The water here is clear so you don't have to guess what's in there and you can actually find places to sit or lie down and relax, which makes you want to stay ages. Pools of different temperature and you can also swim in the lake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bit of an adventure here as all roads to Reykjavik closed in the storm but we enjoyed (one) of the pools and the steam room - running fast for the changing rooms in -7° + wind chill. Had a laugh though and the products were gorgeous. We were the only (mad) guests. No views in the blizzard so will just... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our Golden Circle tour having seen it mentioned in one of the brochures and were so glad we did. It looks just like a basic cafeteria but the buffet was fantastic - loads of lovely salads, a few hot dishes, selection of desserts and of course the lovely lava bread made on site. Ended... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had lunch here during our tour of the Golden Circle and it was well worth it. Early delicious rye bread which has been cooked in the geothermally heated rocks, beautifully smoky smoked trout, sharp ginger soup... Really delicious and well worth a visit. We didn't go to the baths but they looked very tempting. The view of the baths... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The thermal water is great and all, but THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL! The ginger soup just kicked so much butt. And there was such an array of options which is great for me, as I can't eat seafood. I highly recommend going. The facilities were also beautiful. It's small but the bathroom area and such is very nice and clean.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were staying nearby and stopped in for a late afternoon soak. Great views and very nice facilities. A bus pulled in while we were there but it didn't get too crowded. My husband was even brave enough to take a dip in the lake. I loved that the sauna had a window overlooking the lake. Back inside we decided... More 

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Kaarina, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited this Geothermal spa with my daughter and we both really liked it a lot. Place is not not too big with three hot "steam-rooms", one Finnish-Sauna and four different heated pools. Also there is a possibility to go swimming to the like next to the spa. Spa facilities are very clean and it's not too big and at the... More 

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Pitea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went by the sign that pointed out a place to take a bath and we desided to make a u-turn. And that was a lucky choice! Me, my mother and my nine-years-old son is so grateful to the peace Of mind the Spa gave us. We'r from the north Of Sweden and are use to shower naked with strangers... More 

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