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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

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Address: Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
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+354 486 1400
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Sun - Sat 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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Perfect end to our trip!

Due to a storm during our short trip to Iceland, we had to make up for lost time and did most of the Golden Circle-Gulfoss and Geyser/Strokkuer with a finish at Fontana Geothermal... read more

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Bloomfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Due to a storm during our short trip to Iceland, we had to make up for lost time and did most of the Golden Circle-Gulfoss and Geyser/Strokkuer with a finish at Fontana Geothermal Baths before we flew out of Iceland at 5pm. We arrived to the spa as they opened and almost had the place to ourselves. Very relaxing and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a part of the golden circle tour, but as I understood it is easily accessible by car from Reykjavik so that you can go on your own. It is popular both among tourists & locals, while I'd rather visit it in a less hectic hour. I enjoyed it, but it took quite a while to shower, change, dry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got this trip free with our holiday booking, so really can't complain! Sure, its not the Blue lagoon, but this only serves to make it far less touristy. Our trip was the 'Warm baths and cool lights' excursion, operated by Reykjavik Excursions and our tour guide 'Hershey' was a lovely chap. We arrived at the spa around 7pm and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our time but it was very touristy and felt like a bit of a rip-off. On arrival there were coach loads of people in all of the pools which made it quite cramped. The best part of the visit was being able to sauna and steam and then rush into the cold lake for a dip - invigorating!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were quite disappointed in this place. We went to it as part of a tour booked through Iceland Air and operated by Reykjavik Excursions. The facility was clean, but it's basically a heated pool. Most of it actually looks like regular swimming pools and hot tubs, with one of the heated pools surrounded by lava rocks to look more... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a tour bus during the day around 2.30 so it was quite crowded. Apart from that, it is a very pleasant place to relax in the hot water and look out over the lake. There is only one natural looking bath and the rest are tiled pools. I imagine it would be great to visit at night... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the area and went right when they opened and again after dinner. You pay once for a day pass good from 11am-10pm. It cost about $35/person. We enjoyed the different temperature pools steam rooms and sauna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quieter at night so best to visit then. The lake is freezing and not for the faint hearted! We went in the evening to wait for the northern lights then again in an afternoon when there was a couple of coach loads in so not quite as pleasant.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want hot springs, Blue Lagoon is the must do, not this place. Didn't appear natural, more like a public swimming bath with what seemed to be chlorinated (I could be wrong) water. More flagstones than Silica, a dead mouse with rigor Mortis by the bin on entry and a dreadful salad bar which we didn't deign to eat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a visit here as part of a 'Warm baths and cool lights' trip from Reykjavik. This was an expensive trip and was designed to be the highlight of our trip to Iceland, however to say it was disappointing would be an understatement. The trip was advertised as seven hours but actually took only five; three hours of which... More 

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