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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

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Address: Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 486 1400
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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3.800 kr entrance. In my opinion this price is high. But you can spend here all your day: to go out and then again in. Amazing view. Also possible to swim in a lake. Two types... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

3.800 kr entrance. In my opinion this price is high. But you can spend here all your day: to go out and then again in. Amazing view. Also possible to swim in a lake. Two types of sauna : steam and dry. Different swimming pools. Good place for lazy people :)))) Here is also buffet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The geothermal baths in Laugarvatn, Iceland are very nice. They are tiled pools of varying temperatures and one pool with natural rocks. There are steam baths and then you can go dip into the lake right from the baths. They are roughly half the price of the Blue Lagoon... So a better value. If you are going to the North... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of the Golden Circle experience I spent a day at the Fontana spa. This was truly a wonderful experience. I enjoyed every moment especially since I have arthritis the water was great for it. I arrived quite stiff in the joints and left feeling great. The setting and service was excellent. Visited in September 2016

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The variety of temperatures in the various spas was delightful. I popped from one to another, and then went into the lake (brr!). Staff was friendly and all facilities were super clean. I could have stayed longer!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there at about 9.40pm and wanted to check in. We were not aware of the closing time which could be our fault as well but the staff who attended to us and received the payment did not 'warn' us about that as well. Anyway we took a shower and put on the bathrobes then were shocked why did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 2 hours here as part of a Golden Circle tour with Reykjavik Excursions. Four of us left the tour to spend time here. We tasted rye bread hot from baking in the geothermal ground. It was absolutely delicious - unlike any rye bread I've ever had. It felt fantastic to relax in the geothermal heated pools since I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fontana to relax in the geothermal baths. It was absolutely spectacular and great value. For approximately, approx $40.00 U.S. you get a day pass and can come and go. The temperature of the baths range from 32 - 40 degrees celsius. There are also steam baths and a sauna. It overlooks lake Laugarvatn and you can jump in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting all the 3 famous lagoons during my tour in Iceland (Fontana baths, the Myvatn Nature Baths and the Blue Lagoon): I'd encourage to experience the 3 of them as they offer quite different experiences and landscapes. The Fontana are smaller then the other 2 lagoons, but they offer different pools and very enjoyable steam room and sauna.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as part of our Golden Circle tour with Reykjavik Excursions. We first got to see where they bake the bread in the sand and then we got to try some. It was very good. Then we went and showered and got into the pool. The water was very nice and warm. We just stayed in the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely lovely visit to these baths at the end of a long day of hiking and driving around sightseeing. It was a little sad though, because we didn't realize that there was a drinks window to the pools until we were leaving! Oh well! But it was super nice to have 4 pools with different temperatures, plus... More 

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