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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there with my daughter for some R&R on a cloudy afternoon. It is a nice way to spend a few hours going from one pool to another with a stop in the steam bath and/or lake Laugarvatn. It is a pricy stop, but kids...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We selected this one in Iceland due to location, friendly staff and value of the price. Very authentic saunas and steam baths, the natural lake was more than refreshing. 1-1,5 hours driving frrom Reykjavik. Worth seeing it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did this on last day before leaving Iceland and so relaxing to go to it and enjoy the pools, saunas and did my toes in the lake!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Fontana with my 2 teenagers. The changing area and showers are meticulously clean. There is 1 stall that has a curtain. Otherwise, it is an open shower The lockers have a key and attach to your wrist like a bracelet. Shampoo, conditioner and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From my experience, most things in Iceland are pretty wonderful and also not priced in a gentle manner... and this lovely spot is the same. It's a beautiful stop to break up a long drive situated on the edge of a lake in a very...More

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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris J. Thank you for leaving us such a thorough review on your recent visit to Laugarvatn Fontana. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed locally, and came to the spar partly because the Blue Lagoon was booked up. Having said that, I’d really recommend it, the facilities were excellent, lovely and clean and very comfortable. If you are going upto the Geysir or the falls, this is...More

Thank Claire B
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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Claire B. Many thanks for your kind words and recommendations! Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our reservation occurred while it was 50F and raining and was fantastic. Not too crowded, several baths/saunas (wet/dry) to choose from dependent on temperature and access to the lake for the quick cool down. Facility is well organized, staff friendly and knowledgable, and buffet dinner...More

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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rnllemp. Thank you for leaving us such a positive feedback here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Laugarvatn Fontana before we visited the Blue Lagoon. This place beat out the much more commercial Blue Lagoon by far! The staff are professional and helpful, the baths are clean and relaxing, and the facilities are top-notch. I recommend getting the lunch and...More

Thank Jordan W
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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jordan W. Thank you for visiting us and writing such a positive and kind words here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had time to kill between arrival and our checkin to our accommodation. What better way to ease into Iceland than to enjoy Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal baths? There are varying heat levels of pool, as well as various wading depths. Also a few saunas. Everything...More

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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bernard G. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. It sure is great to read through your feedback as you describe it so well and thoroghly. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Lagoon was booked out so we went to Fontana. So glad we did. It was half the price, not at all crowded, even on a Saturday, and a fabulous experience. Pools are varying temperatures from 34-40. Dip in lake was ‘refreshing ‘ !!! Everything...More

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Olof G, Public Relations Manager at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carole H. We are very glad you decided to visit us and thank you for writing us such warm notes afterwards. Hopefully, we will see you again one day at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best, Pétur. Marketing & PR manager at Laugarvatn Fontana.

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Kelly M
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Response from Amberkennedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can go in and out for lunch. You can stay there as long as you like. You get two choices of soup and you can have both and as much as you like, the bread is fabulous, not sure about the bread tour but you... More
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Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
Not the men’s shower.
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Response from Reza M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. But good for older than 4 or 5 years.
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