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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Iceland twice in the winter, this second time I spent the Christmas day at LaFontana. Along the pools and natural steam baths I highly recommend the food and cakes... oh my, the cakes... hospitality included. I highly recommend this place even if it is to drive from Reykjavik... just give yourself half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Super spa to visit as an add-on to the Golden Circle trip. We thought it was going to be heaving with other coach goers - to be amazed to having the whole spa to ourselves! Much better experience than another UK visitor who went to the Blue Lagoon spa on a coach trip - to be told on arrival that... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

there's nothing to dislike about this place. beautiful layout, great buffet, warm pools, saunas, and hot springs. i would recommend you visit this place at night when they have candles lit up around the springs. do a hard and exhausting trip/hike and go here afterwards. you'll thank me in the morning!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

well worth a stop off from the golden circle tour, even in the middle of winter. Premises clean, however some lazy people left litter behind in the rocks of the natural spa, needed tidying up. Sauna and steam room so hot, you had to leave the door open (with a handy door stop provided!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

an excellent spa on the edge of a geo thermal lake the steam baths are built over the geo thermal springs so smell a bit sulphery and can only be controlled by opening or closing the door and window the changing area is excellent and imaculate, with excellent showers nice cafe area, and also a great demonstration of bread making... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our visit to these geothermal baths was part of our Iceland air package and very worth the price. We were transported by bus and given 2 1/2 hours to enjoy after hours - so no outside crowds other than our group. We were able to soak in the pools (5 total) all with different water temperatures. Afterwards, were were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is reasonably priced and given the great scenery it offers, its of great value. The facility is very clean with friendly staff. The thermal bread is tasty and the smoked trout is yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is so relaxing and toxify my skin in the geothermal steam in the cabins, sitting there on boiling spring underneath me. Sometimes I open the window or the door to cool the steam down. I love bathing and spa. My grand kids love bathing and play in the water. I recommend to everyone visit Fontana Wellness in Laugarvatn !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There isn't much around here, so it was nice to be able to bathe in beautiful outdoor geothermal pools..entry was moderate. Changing facilities are good and clean. There is also a sauna and steam rooms. We found 2 hours was enough to lounge about and relax. The restaurant looked very good. I would recommend it and we also had dinner... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I absolutely loved the hot pools and saunas offered here. We visited Iceland in June and drove around the country in a Jeep. After a long day of hiking at Þingvellir and touring the natural geysirs, we decided to drive around the area with no desination in mind. How glad we were to find this location--absolutely wonderful facility, with clean... More 

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