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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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Wonderful visit and we had a marvelous time! Highly recommend going to the Baths later in the evening - we were 2 of 10 people in the spa. We enjoyed the Fontana much better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful visit and we had a marvelous time! Highly recommend going to the Baths later in the evening - we were 2 of 10 people in the spa. We enjoyed the Fontana much better than its sister Blue Lagoon and the view and waters were so very enjoyable.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved our experience in Laugarvatn, and never wanted to leave! Great place to stop and stay after spending time at Thingvellir, it's right up the road. We went to this adorable bath house to relax after a long day. Even though it was chilly outside the pools were warm (geothermal) and the whole town gathered after work. Very relaxing... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We traveled through Iceland with our kids, including the north and the highlands. Fontana in Laugarvatn was one of the absolute highlights of the whole trip. I remember the old steam bath they had 15 years ago, which was brilliant already. The steam bath looks a lot fancier now, but it's as good as it was, and you can still... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was the end of a Golden circle tour. It was quite enjoyable and relaxing. The fresh bread served was quite good. The lake was too cold for swimming, and one of the steam rooms too hot to bear, but the hot pools were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family with two young children (3, 5) spent the better part of the day here. It's not huge, but it had fun pools for young kids, very good food, a laid back vibe, great views, and the lake access was a nice touch for some variety. Bring water shoes if you want to venture into the lake. My family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stunning setting by a lake and surrounded by green hills. Lovely changing rooms, a lot less popular with tourists than the Blue Lagoon, therefore felt a lot more relaxing and peaceful. Several small pools of varying temperaturs, plus a lake to have a freezing cold dip in. Beautiful, definitely worth the 1 h drive from Reykjavik.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Fontana spa offered a warm, comforting soak after a cold, rainy day of hiking and sight-seeing in the Golden Circle. Yes, it is over-priced but we loved the natural ambiance and authentic, rock-filled pool. We didn't get to try the fresh bread baked in natural, geothermal heat but wish we had!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's a little overpriced, especially if you need to rent towels. The outside, natural area was very cold unless you were near the rocks, where you would get nearly burned. The controlled pools were better.

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Laugarvatn, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love to go in the cold lake and then straight to the hot pools or the steambath, gives you a very good felling.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We considered going to the much cheaper baths nearby but are happy we didn't. The experience was very enjoyable with a few saunas and a few different baths with all kinds of temperatures, you can also take a swim in the lake if you want to cool down. very nice!

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