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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+354 486 1400
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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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Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+354 486 1400
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here a few times during our stay; 4200isk of adult entry, 800isk for towel rental, and 3400isk for the AWESOME lunch buffet, which included a bunch of vegetarian options. If you're in this area, definitely plan to come here. They have lockers, showers, and...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this place very much. It had something for us all. Sauna, tubs with different temperatures, great view, swimming in Laugarvatn, some food and drinks and beautiful surroundings. The saunas also had different temperatures. A bit expensive, but it is one of a kind...More

Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been many times but never saw so many tour buses. The pools were packed. Many people arrived on tours without swimsuits and were clueless about how to enjoy a geothermal bath. The staff tries really hard but it's hard to manage the volume of...More

Thank L J
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the nicest of the hot baths that we visited while in Iceland. It is very clean and the location is scenic- on the lake, with mountain views. We stayed at the nearby Golden Circle Apartments so we were given a 10 percent discount....More

Thank e_w_h426
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here on last day in Iceland and on our first day we went to the Blue Lagoon so have a decent basis for comparison. Come here if you have young kids, want a more relaxing experience without the huge crowds and have wondered...More

Thank KhimLee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has fantastic bathing area, great hot tubs and saunas, we jumped in the lake after the sauna and that is truly wonderful. Equally wonderful to sit in the tubs and warm up after the lake. We were a bit late for the lunch...More

Thank Elmar A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us on a prior tour. Billed as an absolutely amazing and affordable place, we had to add it to our itinerary. Unfortunately, it wasn't all it was hyped to be. There's only one healing (?) pool and the rest are just...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is nothing like it seems online. It seems to be popular enough among locals, but the one thing I really wanted to do while there - the rye bread experience - we were not able to do. I emailed month's before to pre-book...More

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place and relaxing waters! A MUST In this area of Iceland! Everyone should come here! Very clean and well distributed pools and water shoes if you are brave enough to go in the lake! My family and I enjoyed the sauna and thermal steam...More

Thank CarlaPablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this geothermal pool place. It's not cheap (42€ per person I think) but it's soooo relaxing. You have different temperature pools with a view by the lake, and few steam rooms and saunas. We spend a couple of hours there and felt so...More

Thank Marie C
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an c
Is it necessary to rent the bathrobe here?
21 March 2017|
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Response from CMac1029 | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own or rent one there. I only brought my swimsuit and towel. I didn't feel the need for a robe. It is a brief walk to and from the pools to the shower and changing area.
Jessica P
Hi How could we visit fontana baths without a tour and without a car . is there a direct tour to there or transport anyone can suggest j
10 March 2017|
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Response from Stewart T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It's in the middle of nowhere so you need some sort of vehicle. Not sure about the tour as it's not really a tourist site i.e. Touristy type. Google and see if any tours visit it. They have golden circle accommodation... More
Are the changing rooms clean, and private? My son went to other hot pools on a school trip and they had to shower naked, with someone watching them to make sure they cleaned properly before being allowed in!
21 February 2017|
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Response from maraghazi | Reviewed this property |
Very clean showers - nobody supervises you at all technically you could shower with your suit on. In the women's shower there was one shower you could pull the curtains and have privacy - can't speak on the mens. Generally... More