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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Fontana Geothermal Baths

A beautiful, small and well run spa. The pools and saunas vary in temperature so you can get comfortable no matter if you like it hot or warm. The surroundings are gorgeous. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jacquie H
Airdrie, Canada
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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful, small and well run spa. The pools and saunas vary in temperature so you can get comfortable no matter if you like it hot or warm. The surroundings are gorgeous. The restaurant provided a traditional Icelandic meal along with their rye bread baked in the ground over night. It was so delicious I had to have 2 pieces.... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended this place by the receptionist at our hotel, so glad we listened. We arrived shortly after lunch, a friendly greeting as we arrived and no queue! I suppose it was because it was a Friday rather than a weekend. The changing room was very clean and well maintained and was equipped with a hairdryer and various cotton... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here as it was nearer to where we were staying and cheaper than blue lagoon. We were greeted with freshly made bread on site. When you get out to the baths it was very relaxed and quiet. There were some locals who were very friendly and talkative. And to top it off the views over the lake were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well initially I was worried as heard all sorts of things about mixed showering before going into the Geothermal springs in Iceland and being English and a bit of a prude I as nervous about what would happen, well no need male and female changing rooms and separate showers most ladies showered in the swim wear as my husband informs... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two of our excursions (Warm Baths & Cool Lights, Golden Circle and Spa) brought us here. The spa is very clean and the lockers secure. The steam rooms can get VERY hot so enjoy carefully. The pools are very nice and there is a swim/walk-up bar in case you get "thirsty". The snack bar offers excellent food, especially the tarts... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tour consisted of the Fontana spa & buffet & looking for Northern lights on way back to Reykjavik (abt 1 hr 15 min each way to get to the spa) o Nice hot pools of varying temperatures. One big one was quite shallow. If I sat on the bottom with my legs straight out, it came up to my neck... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Bathhouse with Cafe was part of our "warm baths, cool night' tour hunting for Northern Lights. There were two tour buses that night and we were allotted 2 hrs. They suggested that we use the poolside for first hour and use the second to grab a buffet dinner. Being winter, was not able to see the surroundings. The lockers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with a tour and soaked for an hour or so and then had buffet style dinner before going on a northern lights tour. The baths are very nice, several baths with different temperatures. They also have three steam baths of varying temperatures and a dry sauna. When weather permits, they even let you cool down in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Baths during our third visit to Iceland. On the first visit we did the Blue Lagoon. We enjoyed it but it was very very crowded and big so not my thing really. On our second visit we went to the other extreme and walked 20 minutes down a dirt track to... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading some of the reviews below it appears that quite a few people think that Icelandic residents don't visit these baths. I go rather often, I know many other Icelanders who go, and every time I do go I hear Icelandic being spoken. This is a little expensive for what is essentially a posher version of the city pools... More 

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