The Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths combine cutting edge architecture and modern amenities in harmony with the natural powers, no matter the season.
The old steam bath facility was closed in 2007 and was reopened in July 2011 after a design competition in 2003. The designers of the house and surroundings are Landform, Á stofunni architects, Studio Strik and Verkþjónusta Kristjáns.
Stone artwork in the pool area is designed by Erla Thórarinsdóttir. She studied at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam. Thórarinsdóttir has worked with painting, design and teaching and held several exhibitions and co-exhibitions in Europe, New York, China and Iceland. Her designs are owned by art galleries, states and privately. Erla lives in Reykjavík, Iceland.