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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+354 486 1400
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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 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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Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
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"rye bread"
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"blue lagoon"
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Reviewed today

I'm glad it was mostly overcast, so I could enjoy the water and view without squinting, but it got better when it started to sprinkle... watching the steam rise off the water was such a sight. A perfect size intimate venue, so glad I did...More

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was really great. Super clean geothermal baths at between 34-38 degrees Celsius and a pristine lake for the brave of heart that is also heated by the geothermal springs. The saunas and steam rooms are also nice and clean (and hot) and even...More

Thank BillandKellyMc
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the full experience, lunch buffet, rye bread baking tour, and spa, and thoroughly loved it. The spa was great, 4 pools each at a different temperature ranging from a warm bath to hot tub temp. Several saunas with similar temperature differences. We also...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited these baths on our Golden Circle tour. The staff was very friendly, But we were a bit disappointed. Nothing more than warm swimming pools and the one pool had some rocks around that gave it a bit more atmosphere. I bumped my foot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my daughter for some R&R on a cloudy afternoon. It is a nice way to spend a few hours going from one pool to another with a stop in the steam bath and/or lake Laugarvatn. It is a pricy stop, but kids...More

Thank karenlindaice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected this one in Iceland due to location, friendly staff and value of the price. Very authentic saunas and steam baths, the natural lake was more than refreshing. 1-1,5 hours driving frrom Reykjavik. Worth seeing it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this on last day before leaving Iceland and so relaxing to go to it and enjoy the pools, saunas and did my toes in the lake!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Fontana with my 2 teenagers. The changing area and showers are meticulously clean. There is 1 stall that has a curtain. Otherwise, it is an open shower The lockers have a key and attach to your wrist like a bracelet. Shampoo, conditioner and...More

Thank Lourdes70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From my experience, most things in Iceland are pretty wonderful and also not priced in a gentle manner... and this lovely spot is the same. It's a beautiful stop to break up a long drive situated on the edge of a lake in a very...More

1  Thank Chris J
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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris J. Thank you for leaving us such a thorough review on your recent visit to Laugarvatn Fontana. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed locally, and came to the spar partly because the Blue Lagoon was booked up. Having said that, I’d really recommend it, the facilities were excellent, lovely and clean and very comfortable. If you are going upto the Geysir or the falls, this is...More

Thank Claire B
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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Claire B. Many thanks for your kind words and recommendations! Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Kelly M
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Response from Amberkennedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can go in and out for lunch. You can stay there as long as you like. You get two choices of soup and you can have both and as much as you like, the bread is fabulous, not sure about the bread tour but you... More
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Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
Not the men’s shower.
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Lauren S
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Response from Reza M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. But good for older than 4 or 5 years.
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