Laugarvatn Wellness & spas

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Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

1. Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

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.

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

2. Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Depart Reykjavik for a full-day coach tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle and experience the geothermal wilderness up-close. Depart the city center and drive to the Geysir Geothermal Area to see springs of spouting spring water and the most active geyser Iceland at Strokkur. Continue to Gullfoss to stand next to an amazing waterfall. Watch the vast quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Encounter a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to the natural steam baths at Fontana. Originally built in the 1920s, Fontana was little more than a shack with 2 compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below ground. Today, a modern complex invites you to relax in various hot tubs and steam baths that are naturally heated by hot springs. Enjoy some traditional rye bread baked in hot springs before the return transfer to Reykjavik.

Laugarvatn: Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths Entry Ticket

3. Laugarvatn: Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths Entry Ticket

Entrance to the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana will complete your experience of the Golden Circle and enhance the tradition by locals, to bathe in the steam and hot water streaming endlessly from the ground. Enjoy admission to the geothermal baths, natural steam baths, and the use of shower and changing rooms with lockers. Shampoo, conditioner, creams, and cotton pads are available in locker rooms free of charge.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Geothermal Baths

4. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Geothermal Baths

Departing from Reykjavik, drive through the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to arrive at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, where you can nourish both your body and soul. Upon arrival, you can purchase a homemade soup and then and then head into the geothermal baths for a cozy evening. Fontana Spa is equipped with three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring as well as a traditional sauna with three hot pools. The more adventurous can even take a dip in Laugarvatn Lake (when available) to cool down between the steam baths and sauna.  The steam temperatures range from 104°F to 122°F, depending on the hot springs and the weather. The steam rooms offer a unique experience, as you can smell the boiling water underneath the grids of the floor.  The traditional sauna has a lower humidity than the steam rooms but a higher temperature, between 176°F and 194°F. The three connected outdoor mineral baths vary in depth, size, and temperature, but are all perfect places for relaxing and socializing.  From the hot tub, take in a panoramic view of the countryside around Fontana and the northern lights if you are lucky and they show up early. After your spa experience, hunt for the famous northern lights on the way back to Reykjavík.

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What people are saying about Laugarvatn

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. our driver Dylan was awesome he knew lots of information about Iceland. The tectonic plates visit was awesome. The next stop was the geysirs this is epic. loads of photo opportunities. The waterfalls are absolutely stunning. Then we stopped off at the fontana spa to try some rye bread it was delicious then we went in the heated spas absolutely amazing. Then on the way home we stopped off to stroke and feed some Icelandic horses. What an amazing day.

Es war wirklich toll und auf jeden Fall das Geld wert. Man bekommt viele Infos über die geothermale Aktivität rund um den See. Zwar sieht man nicht den Herstellungsprozess des Teiges dafür, aber das Eingraben und Herausheben. Nach der Arbeit gibt es eine unbegrenzte Verkostung des Brotes mit isländischer Butter und geräuchertem Fisch. Danach wird man eingeladen auch mal etwas anderes in den Hot Pots zu kochen. Wir haben uns Eier besorgt und in 10 Minuten waren sie auch schon hartgekocht.

Very good activity to discover the local gastronomy, we were able to taste bread with butter and local trout and serve ourselves three times. The explanations very interesting, the guide is the staff of Laugarvatn very friendly. We were about thirty people, a very good atmosphere in the group with a few children to add to your list to go to Iceland

My son and I wanted to experience this Icelandic tradition and the guide was very informative. We found it very interesting and it’s pretty cool seeing the water basically boiling in the sand! And then there’s the bread - it tasted SO good! Highly recommend this experience.

Amazing trip very kind and lovely peoples highly recomended ❤️