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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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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... read more

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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 

Thank JohnPJC
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Lstives
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank IanPort
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of the golden circle tour and to be fair I was a little let down, it's called a wellness centre so I expected a little better care. The guide was only about 20 and clearly didn't have a clue, which was unfortunate. He couldn't even tell me what fish swam in the lake. After our... More 

Thank Michelle B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Timed our visit here to perfection - in between bus tours so were able to relax in the warm pools under the stars in peace and quiet. Just what was needed after a full day of visiting the sights on the Golden Circle. There are saunas and steam rooms to suit everyone or a dip in the lake afterwards. Enjoyed... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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We went here as a part of a tour to see the northern lights. We started with a buffet dinner. The food was fine for a buffet. There are a series of baths at different temperatures along with several saunas which were very relaxing. The baths are located right next to a lake that you can go in after a... More 

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fontana is another exterior warm (geothermal) bath area akin yet smaller to Blue Lagoon. It is located on the northern part of the Golden Circle as you pass from Thingvellir to Geyser. If you are staying overnight in the area and have 2-3 hours, it is recommended for a relaxing evening - although it is not wrong to go anytime... More 

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Bloxwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a small coach with a handful of people and it took around an hour & half (via some other destinations) to get there from Reykjavik. What can I say, such a sureal experience being in 37 degree water whilst it snowed around us... Plenty of steam rooms/sauna's (all at different temperatures ) for the amount of people there... More 

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