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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked it all: hot spring bathing, buffet lunch and bread baking. It was a lot of fun in all respects for my two kids (9 & 12) and me. The Fontana facility is a lot smaller than I expected, in a good way. Friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent around 4 hours at Fontana and really enjoyed it. We were there at the weekend and it gets busy around 12 but before that one can have some peacefull time. The facilities are quite compact but nicely done. You can also have a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We paid online a few days before we arrived in Laugarvatn ("lowyervan") with a reservation at $35 each approx, which it turned out was unnecessary. And more expensive, as folks my age get a big discount at the desk. And because we were staying in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently stopped here with my wife and Daughter during a last stop on a day trip around the golden circle. We rented a car and did our own version of the tour which I recommend as we were on our own time. I planned to...More

Thank Darryl C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 2 days in advance using the website. Traveling from the town Selfoss along Highway 35 and Highway 37 we arrived ahead of our reservation time. We spent more than 2 hours is the hot pool area moving from pool to pool starting from...More

1  Thank c2chen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Blue Lagoon and later went to Fontana. I am 59, and my son is 21. We liked Fontana better than Blue Lagoon, simply for the view, and the ability to move back and forth between separate bathing temperatures. There was one pool...More

Thank 839kim
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally, Icelanders are cynical about the Blue Lagoon with its exorbitant prices; my Icelandic family and friends prefer Fontana at Laugarvatn for its better value, great little cafe, and delightful pools. A meal of bread steamed in the geothermal waters, delicious soups, and fresh caught...More

1  Thank Barbara A K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful little Spa and Pool. Very relaxed, friendly with young children. Good for 2 hours and the for dinner either in the Spa or at the restaurant close by...

Thank Gerd S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is more or less just a place with swimming pool and bathtub with hot water. Nice, clean and good standard. It this is not to be compare to the blue lagoon.

Thank Pål B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is a little beyond Pingvellir and well worth the effort. Unlike the Blue Lagoon it is not a tourist mecca, there are plenty of locals. Not overly crowded, very enjoyable and fun to go from the geothermal spas out to the freezing cold...More

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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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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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