Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
4.5
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
About
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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GMS97
Quarto, Italy113 contributions
First Icelandic pool
May 2021 • Family
Laugarvatn Fontana was our first Icelandic pool experience. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, explaining the etiquette of using their pools. The changing rooms, showers, and pools were all very clean. There are four pools of different sizes and temperatures, and of course the cold lake, and steam rooms and a sauna. My kids were going between the pools and lake with the local kids. You need to bring your own suit and towel, but the showers have shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. There are some food and drink options - soup, smoked trout sandwich. We spent about two hours there and it was a great family experience.
Written June 22, 2021
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LoraB
Boston, MA5 contributions
Can't go wrong with the fontana!
Jun 2021
I loved my time at the fontana! I arrived at the spa when it opened (make sure to make a reservation ahead of time, the online system is very easy), the woman at the front desk was very kind and helpful, especially since I was on my own and had never visited there, or any geothermal spa for that matter. I started with the sauna and then bounced around between the different pools. I spent most of my time in the mineral water pool, which was a bit stinky because of the sulfur, haha, but felt divine! The surroundings were beautiful and it was so quiet and peaceful. I took a dip in the cold lake, which woke me up and made me feel alive! Fontana is a great choice if you're going to Thingvellir, as it is close by.
Staff is very friendly and helpful, facilities are impeccably clean and well-stocked.
Written June 22, 2021
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JORDY M THAMPI
Reykjavik, Iceland14 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Family
It’s beautiful , good location, best service , need reservations you can relax after golden circle ,
Written June 21, 2021
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AngattacK47
3 contributions
Amazing Bread Tour
May 2021
We did the bread tour here. It was an amazing experience! The guide was very kind and we enjoyed talking with him. We happened to be the only ones on the tour time we selected. He was knowledgeable of the area and everything it had to offer. The bread was very tasty. We paid homage to the earth before enjoying it. We got lucky that the bread came out right and finished cooking. It is natural so there is not a guarantee it always cooks through. It is a definite must for anyone visiting the area. Felt like I was reliving Zac Efron's journey in Iceland :) We enjoyed the steam rooms and the geothermal pools afterwards. This is truly a loving community and worth the detour.
Written June 20, 2021
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Carmen E
23 contributions
A great experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such a cool experience and learned a lot about geothermal activity, the town and other fun things. Our guide was hilarious and awesome!
Written June 19, 2021
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Abejarano963
10 contributions
Very short
Jun 2021 • Friends
The bread was delicious and it was unique to see how he dug it out of the ground like that. However, the whole thing was maybe 10 mins... not 30. It was very very very short. We drove from Reykjavík (1 hour) so keep in mind it’s something that’s very short. There is a cafe in the lobby you can buy drinks to go along with your piece of bread they give you at the end of the “tour.”
Written June 19, 2021
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Margaret C
1 contribution
Don’t miss!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a delightful time! Went on a particularly rainy afternoon when hiking wasn’t an option, and the rain did not cramp our style at the spa. Friendly and welcoming staff, lovely and clean facilities, beautiful surroundings - the pools are situated right on the bank of the lake where you can cool down after a hot soak/steam. There is also a nice cafe inside. Highly recommend!
Written June 17, 2021
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Aztravelernew
Phoenix, AZ173 contributions
What a relaxing end to our day!
Jun 2021
We visited Laugarvatn Fontana today on our way back from Thingvellir National Park. It was such a nice, positive experience from the minute we set foot there. The staff was super friendly and answered my million questions before we decided to bring kids in. The changing rooms were super clean. Although there are no private changing rooms, there IS one shower with curtains for privacy for the shy ones :) We prepaid for drinks upfront at check-in and let them know when we were ready for it. I was specifically concerned if our almost 4 and 6 yr olds would enjoy it, and boy they loved it! There are pools with different temperatures and depth. The shallow one where our kids played was about 2 ft deep - for those who are reading this with little ones in mind :) Oh and the bread was delicious!
Written June 15, 2021
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nmworldtraveler
Santa Cruz, CA33 contributions
Delicious Bread!
Jun 2021
We had a fun tour with Phillip, witnessing the art of making pot-baked rye bread. Phillip explained the whole process in detail, as well as the history of Laugarvatn. With a shovel, he dug a hole for the tightly wrapped pot with dough and unearthed another pot that was ready for us. This was followed by a delicious sampling session with locally sourced smoked trout and butter. the bread was hot and had a sweetness to it. The kids loved this experience and the bread. Phillip exuded positivity and happiness. Highly recommended!
Written June 15, 2021
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Dreamer827765
Christchurch, UK2 contributions
a great experience
Jun 2021
It was the second time we visited Iceland and also the second time we visited Laugarvatn Fontana.
On both occasions, the experience was great, nice clean showers, nice size pools, nice steam rooms, and also the cold lake makes a difference, as you can go from cold to hot and back again , it is really nice
the prices are very acceptable,
a great experience
Written June 9, 2021
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