Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin

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Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin

Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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The Secret Lagoon natural pool is located in the village of Fludir in the Golden Circle area. The historical surroundings have been kept natural and simple for a unique and authentic experience. The pool is surrounded by several hot springs, including a little geyser, providing the pool with fresh warm water, maintaining a temperature of 38-40 °C throughout the year. In the winter the northern lights can often be seen in the area and what better way to experience the light show than relaxing in the warm water surrounded by the steam from the earth? The Lagoon offers brand new facilities next the hot spring with showers, bar and eating area. Food is not served daily but can be arranged for groups when arranged in advance. Feel free to contact the staff for any inquiries or for a group deal.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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kirsty p
Stirling, UK57 contributions
Fantastic
Great experience, quiet, peaceful, hot and magical. Would recommend anyone to visit here and experience this natural wonder.
Written September 20, 2021
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Joao V
London, UK392 contributions
Hidden hot spring jewel
Sep 2021 • Couples
Here you have an amazing example of non tourist hot springs that you can use and enjoy. Relax in a very quiet and friendly environment.
Amenities- toilet, cafe, towels, slippers, swimsuit/trunks to hire, shower facilities, lockers, shampoo and shower gel, hair dryer and swimsuit dryer
Free parking
Cheap tickets
Written September 19, 2021
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Darren K
Redwood City, CA85 contributions
More on the natural side of Icelandic hot springs for travelers
Sep 2021
This was our first Icelandic hot spring and we liked it for it's more natural, less pretentious vibe. The spring water was a good temperature and the surroundings nice. Not over crowded on the day we went.
Written September 18, 2021
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ianwebb75
London, UK900 contributions
Good secluded pool
Aug 2021 • Couples
The secret lagoon is a lovely outdoor geothermal pool. It’s super relaxing and you can chill with a drink in hand. Water wasn’t as warm as I expected but still a great experience.
Written August 31, 2021
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada336 contributions
Terrific Outdoor Geothermal Pool Experience
Aug 2021 • Family
I have been to Iceland 3 times and this is my 6th geothermal pool. I have also been to Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, Seljavallalaug, Nautholsvik, and Myvatn. It is a good outdoor geothermal pools and one that I would return to. It is a 90 minute drive from Reykjavik. We spent under 2 hours in the pool. Very clean facilities. Not crowded. Very reasonably priced. Surrounded by intriguing "Litl Geysir" and other hot spots that heat the pool. Black sand underfoot. Not crowded. This is the oldest geothermal pool in Iceland, founded in the late 19th century. Do NOT stop at Fridheimar tomato greenhouse before coming here. They try to pull in tourists en route to the Secret Lagoon. Secret Lagoon should invest in a finer restaurant to attract willing tourists away from Fridheimar. I would highly recommend Secret Lagoon for a unique, quiet geothermal pool experience. Much simpler and laid back versus Blue Lagoon. No pretensions here.
Written August 27, 2021
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CWRG
Warwickshire, UK125 contributions
Excellent facility with indifferent apathetic service from visibly bored staff
Aug 2021
The first thing I would like to recommend is better (more visible) sign posting to the Secret Lagoon. Please remember not everyone lives local and knows the area or how to get there. The signs are small and hidden by vegetation.
We made a booking for 12:00 noon as the facility opens - 12:05 the staff showed up.

The facility is absolutely great - wonderful pool, perfect showers.
The service lets the whole experience down. The staff act bored and indifferent. How about if the staff worked at cleaning and maintaining the facility instead of sitting slouched in chairs poolside.
This is a fantastic facility - shame about the service.
Written August 23, 2021
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erin2510
Washington DC, DC56 contributions
A favorite
Aug 2021
This was my favorite of the three "lagoons" I visited in Iceland. It was very chill and low-key compared to the others. You just change in the locker room, shower, and enjoy the water, possibly with a beer if that's your thing. It doesn't pretend to be a spa. The scenery is pretty and it was the perfect end to our Golden Circle tour day. I would definitely go back.

There were a lot of people who only dipped under the shower with their swimsuit on instead of washing themselves properly. Don't be that person. It's disgusting.
Written August 14, 2021
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India2,980 contributions
Relaxing experience
This was a wonderful experience. There is one main pool for enjoying the hot water coming from the geothermal springs. You can buy beer/wine and enjoy in the pool.
There are separate shower areas for male/female. Swim suits are required.
You can walk around and see the hot water coming out of Earth.
We reserved our tickets online just in case it gets crowded
Written August 1, 2021
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,190 contributions
Very relaxing
Jun 2021 • Solo
This was an amazing experience and our first geothermal pool in Iceland!
Parking outside (free).
Get your ticket from the desk. Then the ritual begins! Take your shoes off first - you will see the room to do this in. Then go in and get a locker - put your things in.
Next to shower. You have to do this naked. There are signs on the walls to remind you where to wash well! Wash your swim suit and then put it on. There is an inside and an outside towel area (outside not great if raining!).

The pool was busy but more then enough space to move around.
The water was lovely, so warm! There were certain areas that got hotter! The steam coming up was unreal. It was just so relaxing! I could have stayed there for half a day no problem.
There is a cafe and they also sell drinks and snacks.
Towels are available to rent.
Written July 28, 2021
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Lorimendenhall
California695 contributions
skippable. ok experience.
Jul 2021
it was ok. the facilities were fine, the water felt nice. the scenery was nothing great and it was too crowded. people say it's a cheaper substitute for Blue Lagoon but it's not.
Written July 23, 2021
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