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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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We were a little apprehensive about the showers - only one curtained area. The pools were great! We even dipped our toes in the lake. Some dipped completely - BRrrrr! The food was... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were a little apprehensive about the showers - only one curtained area. The pools were great! We even dipped our toes in the lake. Some dipped completely - BRrrrr! The food was fantastic!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe also because we visited in the evening so there was not much scenery to be in awe. Plus if you have visited the good quality hot spring bath offer in hokkaido onsen, s.korean & taiwan hot baths. The hospitality, service & quality of spring water is not comparable & pale even more with the non competitive price. A great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the area and received %10 off. We enjoyed our first visit we came back a couple nights later. Perfect spot to soak in the pools after long days exploring Iceland! I forgot my mittens the first day and when we came back I was pleasantly surprised they had them! Great staff. Clean facilities. I enjoyed this more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this facility on a cold, windy October evening on our first night in Iceland. It was a fantastic experience which surpassed all of our expectations! We'd previously visited the Blue Lagoon and enjoyed it very much, however Fontana is a different experience altogether, and perhaps closer to a more authentic local experience than the Blue Lagoon. Smaller and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was included as part of our air/hotel/tour package. We enjoyed the experience and hope to return on a future trip in the day light so we can see the splendor of the location. We would not have booked this combo package independently and went only because it was included because with a combo if you are able to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fontana is a quaint little spa with very nice baths and a tasty buffet dining area. It's not cheap, but it's worth the rest if you're driving the Golden Circle all day. Definitely take the plunge into the freezing lake between soaks in the hot baths!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great geothermal pool and has lots of different pools and options as well as saunas as well. We went at night with an excursion and obviously couldn't see the wonderful view of the lake and scenery. That's why you must go during the day or you will miss out. Little restaurant had small but great buffet of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved a spot for 2 for my brother and I. We had toured the Golden Circle during the day and ended up at La Fontana pretty late in the day around 5p I believe. There was rye bread in the entryway that was cooked in the hot sand of the springs that was amazing! There is a cafe, seating area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hot springs are organized into several pools, some more artistic with lava boulders. The locker room and showers are clean and up to date, nice shampoo and soap and hair dryers provided free of charge. You can rent towels. The dinner buffet was good but there were some dishes that were not adequately explained. You can't miss with the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours here as part of the warm baths, cool lights tour. This is our first time in Iceland and we expected the pools to be natural similar to a beach or shore. However, these are actually just hot tubs or pools that have very warm water in them. They said we had to shower naked before... More 

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