Fontana And The Hot Springs Of Laugarvatn
There is something deeply satisfying in soaking into a hot tub as the sun starts going down, and even more so if a marvelous landscape stretches quietly before you eyes.
It’s cold outside, but I welcome the fresh breeze. As I rest my head onto a smooth lava rock behind me, I imagine how majestic it would be to see the Northern Light from this hot tub and I smile unconsciously.
We are in the geothermal Fontana spa right at the shores of Lake Laugarvatn, about 70 km away from Reykjavík. The establishment employs naturally heated water that comes straight from local natural springs—its beating heart sitting right below the saunas, often loud enough for you to hear the water bubbling as you sit in the steaming room.
The surrounding geothermal springs have been used by the inhabitants of Laugarvatn for decades, whether it’s heating up houses or cooking, and guests can still the process of baking bread with geothermal waters right here in Laugarvatn.
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat
- Admission to the Fontana Baths (Swimsuit & Towel not incl.)
What's not included
- Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
What do I need to bring
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.
For the Fontana Spa: Bring a swimsuit and a towel.