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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are residents of Reykjavik and had family visit from the US for New Year's. We decided to give everyone the Christmas present of a day at Laugarvatn with the rye bread tour. And the decision was a smash hit for all involved, from my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 609mitchb. First of all, thank you for bringing the family and friends to us on New Year's day. We are happy you decided to spend that big day with us. Secondly, I'm thankful that you took the time to write us such an amazing...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited just as darkness was falling around 4pm and almost had the place to ourselves for the first hour. Changing rooms and showers were super clean and spacious with lovely toiletries provided in the communal shower area (men and women separate but no private...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda H
Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Linda H. Thanks for taking the time to write to us here on TripAdvisor. It's nice to learn you had such a great time. We offer as many local foods as we can and I'm happy to tell you it was the Arctic char...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is pretty great. It is off the "golden circle" route by a little bit but worth the diversion. It was not busy at all when we were there, so felt very relaxed. The outdoor pools are really nice but the steam rooms were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear terryjamesbrown. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review and recommending us here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully, one day you will visit us again. Warm regards, Petur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely experience here in the outdoor geothermal baths. Very relaxing & changing facilities very clean! Would recommend to a friend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Chloe M. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive feedback. It's most appreciated! Hopefully, one day you will visit us again. Warm regards, Petur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The changing rooms are clean enough and the spa is well located. I would not however be as ecstatic as the other comments about the experience for the following reasons: - the water was not clean, you could see snot floating around, especially in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh gosh we loved this place, it seemed less corporate than the blue lagoon somehow. The buffet we got was excellent, lashings of salad, dips and dressings, fried potatoes, breads with chicken and salmon. Hot home made soups. The staff were friendly and helpful too....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear clara732. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive feedback. It surely is rewarding to read through your review and I look forward to sharing this with my colleagues on site. Hopefully, one day you will visit us again. Warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent New Year's day here after our various glacier tours in Iceland. Really chilled out place, relatively free of the ubiquitous Golden Circle crowds, at least that day - there were 12 people there in total when we arrived at noon; a bit more in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Knarz. Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write us here on TripAdvisor. It's truly rewarding to read through your story and really reflects the good time you had at Laugarvatn Fontana. Hopefully, one day you will visit us again. Warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely afternoon at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - first we saw the Geothermal bread being removed from the ground and tasted it (DELICIOUS)! Then we bathed in the Geothermal baths - enjoying different temperatures and lastly, we dined on the Laugarvatn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann H. Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write to us a review here on TripAdvisor. I'm very glad to know you had such a wonderful experience and hopefully, one day you will visit us again. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fontana spa was one of our favorite stops in Iceland. The hot pools, sauna and cold water in the adjacent lake combined with a good buffet makes for a not-to-be-missed experience. We are hot springs aficionados and Iceland is a paradise. We went to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jsteelboston. Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write to us a review here on TripAdvisor. The feelings that arise when reading through your review are honor and gratitude. It's truly great to learn you had such a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Spa / Geothermal Baths, spectacular location, staff were helpful and informative and the baths were fantastic, running from one to the other was an experience (cold) but added to the fun. We would definately go again and spend more time as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Petur V, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear shirleygreen2. Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write to us a review here on TripAdvisor. It's a true pleasure to read through your story. Swimming in the cold lake is a challenge and totally worth the try! Hopefully,...More

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TARAandDAVID
January 14, 2019|
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Response from JanHollands | Reviewed this property |
I had no issues with my hair. Also, I took my Mobile phone in and there was no problem. Hope that helps :-)
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Elaine N
September 11, 2018|
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Response from BobOxenburgh | Reviewed this property |
We went at 7.00 p.m. Used the pools, sauna, steam room, lake for 1.5 hours. Then had a late supper of the soup of the day, and lox on their own bread. And beer. It was a relaxed, informal, serve yourself, cheery café. Really... More
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Yin W
August 17, 2018|
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Response from delman1976 | Reviewed this property |
You can book through their website: However, we went in July 2018, and we were not able to book via website because it was not working. So we just gave them a phone call (‭+354 486 1400‬) and we were asked to show up 15... More
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Jackie B
Gibraltar
Tours (3 Replies)
Can anyone recommend the better tour/option 1 Blue lagoon and Northen lights tour Or 2 Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. I will be visiting in March 2016. Thank you.
October 08, 2015|
Response fromyes-Rvk|
Neither of them, actually ... Going to the Blue Lagoon is not a tour... you get it simply as a bus transfer. No guided tours. Yes, it's recommendable to go. The Laugarvatn Fontana Spa is a place that you either go to by car, or can find it as part of a Golden Cicle tour. You can find all kinds of combo tours with the Golden Circle. The northern lights. That's going to depend on so many factors. Either you take one of the night tours buses from Reykjavik, or you drive, or you make use...More
rihamb
Dublin, Ireland
Getting to Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths (6 Replies)
Hi, My friend and I are going to Iceland this week. We booked this on impulse and therefore could not get tickets to the Blue Lagoon. We found Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths as an alternative. We arrive on Thursday at 2PM, and neither of us is driving. Is it possible for us to go to Fontana? How can we get there? Most day tours are full days, and the rest of our days are fully booked. Any help appreciated :)
February 13, 2017|
Response fromRikki_121|
Find something else. Your options to reach Fontana Spa without spending an overnight there are: a) Tours and b) Rental car.
PamelaTR
Long Island, New York
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths vs Blue Lagoon (11 Replies)
Any opinions on these two? Would we "regret" not going to the Blue Lagoon?
September 20, 2017|
Response fromAndee110|
We went to both the Secret Lagoon and Myvatn Baths and don't regret skipping the Blue Lagoon.