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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Hverabraut 1, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+354 848 2641
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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
+354 848 2641
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group of 40+ went here to celebrate life and connect in the rejuvenating waters of Iceland. What a perfect place to spend the evening with Tribe and Family. The waters were perfect. The Polar Plunge (Cold Lake) was a favorite for many. And the...More

Thank BrotherWolf52
Reviewed 5 days ago

I left my Lover, Laugarvatn Fontana, summer 2014 after cheating on the Blue Lagoon with her. But I have yearned for Fontana for all these years. I knew one day, I would return to her beauty, warmth, & touch. Our love was rekindled Winter 2017....More

Thank siksika
Reviewed 6 days ago

Clean changing rooms, a variety of temps and depths in the different baths, in beautiful surroundings. A very different experience than the Blue Lagoon... both are worth doing!

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just brilliant in every way! The views are spectacular. There are a number of pools each with a different temperature. They all are well decorated and clean. The sauna and steam rooms were brilliant. The changing facilities were excellent. There is nothing...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with the kids to these hot pools and even attempted to swim in the frozen lake! We loved it and had the place nearly to ourselves - this was a great way to experience hot pools. We were about to leave when a...More

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

Dear Katy K. Thank you for leaving us such a positive review on your recent stay with us. I'm glad you had such a great time with the family. It's always nice when you have the place to yourself, the best time for being "alone"...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been recommended to visit the Blue Lagoon, but it was fully booked up, and have since been told that we struck lucky as the Blue Lagoon is always very busy and I know it costs nearly double Fontana Baths, which we found quiet, great...More

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

Dear Fubes. It such an honor to read through your review on your recent stay. Thank you for writing us such a positive comment. I'm glad you had a good visit and enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you soon at Laugarvatn Fontana. All the best,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over 30euro for a couple tiny, overcrowded hot pools filled with people taking pictures of themselves and each other in bathing suits. Every other pool in Icleand, you pay 8euro and that includes a full size swimming pool and often multiple hot pools and saunas,...More

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

Dear Sandy W. Thank you for taking the time to write to us here on TripAdvisor. I'm very sorry your recent visit wasn't what you had expected. Although having the place to yourself is probably the best experience, some periods get busier than the other....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to stop and take a bit of time out. The changing rooms are spotless. You can hire towels if you forgot them but they’re around K1000 so worth grabbing one from your hotel in the morning. There was a nice mix of...More

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

Dear RoeFamilyLondon. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review here on TripAdvisor. It'll be really helpful for our future guests to read through it and is really rewarding for us as a team. Hope to see you again one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a ‘Warm baths, Cool lights’ evening excursion. We had the dinner buffet here which was plentiful and diverse (fish pie was delicious). The baths are small and equate to around a 45-60min visit at that time of day. It was fun...More

Thank Kungaloosh_boosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spa was clean and nice to warm up after a cold day. However, there were not a lot of different baths/sauna’s, so we were already bored after one hour. For one hour, it is maybe too pricy.

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Response from Mr_Duff1955 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived on a coach tour and the rye bread experience took about 20 minutes. We then went into the spa for about 90 minutes and then had a drink before the coach departed. The staff were waiting for our coach to arrive... More
30 August 2017|
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Response from Melina G | Reviewed this property |
We have been there in a very busy period (12/8/17) by our rental car and we just paid and got in. No necessity to pre book. Traveling around iceland we just needed to pre book for blue lagoon. Enjoy!
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28 August 2017|
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Response from ak22 | Reviewed this property |
We paid 1500 ISK for each adult. Our 2 children (age 6 and 8) were free. No, we did not see how they make the bread. They take the uncooked loaf in a pan, and you walk along the beach, and watch them put it in the ground... More