The Laugarvatn Fontana Nature Baths are located along the popular Golden Circle route. The facilities, which opened in the summer of 2011. The nature baths stand by a natural hot spring that Icelanders have been visiting since the 1930‘s. The facilities consist of three steam rooms and three interconnected outdoor mineral baths.
They offer a unique experience of the healing powers of the geothermal springs. Soak in a natural pool, listen to the bubbling hot spring in the steam rooms or, for the adventurous, take a dip in the refreshing lake. Studies show that cold bathing has beneficial health effects, such as improving blood circulation, speeding up muscle soreness and recovery. Studies also show that it is beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and other joint illnesses.
The Geothermal Bakery
Every day there is a scheduled walk from the reception at Laugarvatn Fontana to the geothermal bakery located next to Lake Laugarvatn. There guests can taste rye bread that has been baking in a pot in the warm ground for 24 hours, being dug out. After the walk, guests can taste the bread with some delicious Icelandic butter.
We highly recommend you get to experience the geothermal energy first hand with a visit to the geothermal bakery.
Check out our complete guide to the Golden Circle and West Iceland.