Geothermal Baths in Laugarvatn Fontana

Geothermal baths in the Laugarvatn Fontana complex are a great place to relax and rest on your Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The Baths are one of the natural wonders of this geothermal area south of the capital, along with popular attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss

Laugarvatn Fontana rests on the beautiful Lake Laugarvatn, which can be admired from the baths. The community of Laugarvatn has a long tradition of using the mineral-rich healing waters of the area for relaxation and restoration of body, mind, and soul. 

Laugarvatn Fontana is a reinvigorating site where you can enjoy the healing powers of the geothermal water, soak in a natural pool, listen to the bubbling hot spring in the steam rooms, or for the venturesome, take a dip in the refreshing lake. The warm pools and hot pots vary in depth, size, and temperature, just like the three traditional steam rooms.

Operator:
Laugarvatn Fontana

Location:
Laugarbraut, Laugarvatn
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Difficulty:
Very easy

Availability:
All year

Local Legend

The geothermal activity of the area is one of the reasons for the settlement of Laugarvatn. But not only locals utilized the warm water. Legend has it that when Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000 AD, some chieftains did not want to be baptized in the ice-cold water of Lake Thingvellir (about 20 km away) – but rather the warm springs and shore of Lake Laugarvatn. One of these fountains is called Vigdalaug, just 200 meters from Laugarvatn Fontana.

The hot water and springs in Iceland have been used for cooking, bathing, geothermal house heating, and healing steam bathing since 1929.

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Good to know before visiting:
  • Admission to the geothermal baths, natural steam baths, and the use of shower and changing rooms with a personal locker are included.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, creams, and cotton pads are available in locker rooms free of charge.
  • Guests need a swimsuit and a towel; however, they are available for rent or sale.
  • An adult must accompany children younger than 12 years of age. Max 2 per person older than 18 years.
  • Duration: 2 hours.

The Supplier: Laugarvatn Fontana

Company Rating

4.5/5 TripAdvisor

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