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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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Ideal place to relax after a long day of traveling. International public , natural hot water and steam bath. Try to swim in the lake to cool down!

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Kapellen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ideal place to relax after a long day of traveling. International public , natural hot water and steam bath. Try to swim in the lake to cool down!

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall very lovely spa, was definitely the best way we cured our jetlag- in a hot spring with breaks for coffee and rye bread! ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good and clean bath, at the time we were there (end of july) there were lots of flies around, we found that very annoying. After a warm bath, you could get into the lake that were next to the bath and cool yourself off. Its way cheaper than Blue Lagoon but not at nice.

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Province of Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was not really in the mood of visiting this type of places because I read they are very touristic and not very clean or 100% natural but Fontana has everything: nice place, not too full of tourists (I went a Saturday), nice food, swimming pools perfect, saunas, access to the natural hot water lake, and veeeeery clean!

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Reykholt, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Relaxing time in the different pools, they have the temperature you like (each one is different), also have saunas, and you can dive straight to the lake. we went for the buffet after, we tried all food... end up eating too much, but with a smile on my face, all was amazingly nice. Will do it again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a soak after touring the golden circle. There are four different baths each with a slightly different temperature. They ranged between 32 degrees and 40 degrees. There were three different steam rooms and a sauna as well. After a soak, you could cool down in the lake and return to the pools after a shower. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was better than Blue Lagoon, by far. We did it as part of our Golden Circle day in our rental car. There are several moving parts to the spa - the restaurant, the locker room, the geothermal pools, the saunas and the lake. You check in, they give you a locker, you take a required shower, slip on your... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to hang out for an afternoon/evening! Multiple warm pools at different temperatures, plus multiple steam rooms/saunas at different temperatures. You can go back and forth between spas and then if you are brave, take a dip in the lake to cool off. We spent the day hiking and fishing, then the late afternoon and evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I know it's ridiculous that I -- a tourist -- am complaining about all the other tourists as if I'm not part of the problem, but do be aware that this place is NOT a place where you will encounter locals, except in a service capacity. The young employees at the spa were professional and nice you if you... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geothermal spa with lots of different temperature hot pools - 4 in total Also you can if hardy enough go in the lake!! Too cold for my family Really good saunas - three of them that are heated by the natural heat from the geothermal spring Pricey bread making experience - you see the making of rye bread using the... More 

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