Laugarvatn Fontana is a place where you come to relax and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms that have been built over natural hot springs that have been used in this purpose since 1929. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna or the pools.

Three steam rooms, collectively called GUFAN, have been built over a natural hot spring that has been used since 1929. Humidity is very high in the steam room cabins. Grids in the floor of the steam rooms allow guests to hear and smell the boiling natural hot spring underneath, creating a natural and totally unique experience.

Next to the steam room is YLUR, a Finnish-style sauna, with a lower humidity than the steam room having a big window facing the lake of Laugarvatn.

LAUGA, SÆLA, and VISKA are interconnected outdoor mineral baths that vary in depth, size and temperature. Some areas are suitable for relaxation and others offer space for movement and playful moments. Stone artwork made by Icelandic artist, Erla Thórarinsdóttir, enhance each visitor’s experience.
Completing the ensemble are the lake and the beach. Visitors will reach the lake through a gate. The beach has warm black sand, which has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and other joint illnesses. The lake provides an opportunity to cool down between visits to GUFAN and YLUR, a temperature shift that is both healthy and strengthening.

Laugarvatn Fontana has its very own restaurant, which offers a selection of healthy and locally produced delicacies and refreshments. Lunch buffet and dinner buffet with a variety of fresh and healthy dishes. Fish, meat, salads and everything you need to recharge before or after a soak in our pools and steams.

At Laugarvatn people still bake their bread in the hot sand by the lake, where trout is caught and smoked at a nearby farm. Both are simply a must try. In fact, in less than a half-an-hour drive away - in the town of Fludir - most of Iceland's domestic vegetables are grown in geothermal-heated greenhouses.

Laugarvatn Fontana offers an unforgettable experience with a direct link to mother earth.

Quick facts

  • A powerful geothermal experience
  • Beautiful surroundings and environment
  • 50 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik
  • A place of great relaxation
  • In-house restaurant
  • Lunch buffet and dinner buffet


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TEL: +354 486 1400
FAX: +354 444 4001

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