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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Address: Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 486 1400
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Laugarvatn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Laugarvatn Fontana is composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms that complement...
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went here as part of an excursion that included the Northern Lights, which is really what we wanted to see. The trip included a buffet with traditional Icelandic foods; they were okay but I wouldn’t go to Iceland for the food alone. There were 2 buses so the people on our bus were required to eat dinner for the... More 

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London UK
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Who would want to take their clothes off in freezing temperatures, when it's snowing and go outside...... Take a towel, a locker and a 'bracing' walk and you will enter an outdoor hot spa of the gods ! Extremly relaxing and totally peacuful - no hoards of tourists !

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

On the Golden Circle along the Thingvellir National Park is a very scenic route taking you to the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Located by the beautiful Laugarvatn Lake, Laugarvatn Fontana is a place of authentic Icelandic nature with warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms have been built... More 

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Thames Valley
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the visit as part of a Warm Baths and Cool Lights excursion. We couldn't go into the large lake as it was night time and too dangerous but we were able to use the man made baths, about 6 different types, some deeper and some hotter than each other. We also used the natural steam rooms. It was... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a good thing that accommodation and flights can be found cheaply in Iceland, because you are going to spend a lot of your hard earned money bathing in warm water and eating small meals. The Fontana is just on the outskirts of laugavartan and very easy to find. It's nice to. Lovely restaurant (Lindin), and provides a range of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fantastic experience and incredibly peaceful and beautiful place :) 13 family members together and enjoyed this very muts.

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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really amazing, great view and the thermal pools are great. A dip in the Laugarvatn lake is also a must.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I just made my first visit to Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. It was a very relaxing experience, the surroundings are beautiful and the staff very considerate. The changing rooms are spacious and well designed and overall I had a great time. I will definately go there again.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited the spa on an organised evening tour of hot baths and northern light spotting. The spa is around an hours drive from Reykjavik. Nothing like the Blue Lagoon, its comparing apples and oranges . This is almost like a hotel spa without the hotel, a series of outside saunas and small plunge pools utilising the ready natural supply... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fontana Spa is a gem in the south of Iceland. The beautiful scenery makes you happy and the warmth makes you feel good. When the weather is still it is the perfect place to be. I´ve been there many times now and the employees great you with great hospitality and the accommodation is excellent. Have a lovely spa day!

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