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Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

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From US$ 18.47 per person

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Try your hand at baking traditional Icelandic lava bread. Explore the geothermal bakery at Laugarvatn Fontana and sample the delicious bread baked on site.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Taste the delicious traditional rye bread cooked in the ground for 24 hours
  • Watch a lively demonstration of dough preparation and baking techniques
  • Learn all about the history of the famous geothermal Lava bread of Iceland
  • Take a walk around the surrounding geothermal area and admire the landscape
  • Combine your bakery experience with a geothermal bath for an additional fee
Full description

Take part in a unique baking experience in the heart of the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Take a stroll around the geothermal area and learn about the history of this baking technique.

Witness firsthand how the dark rye dough is prepared and then buried in the warm ground with a lively 30-minute demonstration. Discover how the slow cooking of 24 hours gives the bread its memorable taste. Get to sample a fresh batch of lava bread, placed in the ground the day before.

Geothermal bathing is also offered at Laugarvatn Fontana, however, tickets for bathing must be booked separately.

  • Admission for the bakery tour
  • Live demonstration
  • Bread tasting
  • A slice of smoked trout
  • Admission for the geothermal bathing
  • Transportation
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the reception of Laugarvatn Fontana.

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What to bring

  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

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It was an interesting experience to see bread being baked in the hot spring. We'd definitely recommend this activity however we think it is a little bit too pricy for what you get. The group was quite big and besides the digging (for three or four people) there was only watching on the program. We've liked that you could eat as much bread as you like. A small drink would have been nice to enhance the experience or boil an egg in the hot spring wouldn't be too much of a hassle for the guide.

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June 23, 2022


July 24, 2022

It was very cool to see the bread process!

July 23, 2022

Product ID: 61149