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Get a unique experience of the healing powers of the geothermal springs in Iceland
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is in the perfect location for your self driving trip around the most popular tourist route in Iceland, the Golden Circle.
In Laugarvatn Fontana you will get a unique experience of the healing powers of the geothermal springs in Iceland. Soak in a natural pool, listen to the bubbling hot spring in the steam rooms, or take a dip in the refreshing lake.
Locals have been enjoying the healing powers of the natural steam baths by Lake Laugarvatn since 1929. In Laugarvatn Fontana you will see experience the hot, healing steam simmers directly from the ground through grids in the cabin floors of the three traditional steam rooms.
The temperature of the steam varies depending on the temperature of the hot spring and weather. The temperature is usually between 40°C (104°F) and 50°C (122°F). Humidity is very high in the steam room cabins. Grids in the floor of the steam allow guests to hear and smell the boiling natural hot spring right underneath, creating a natural and unique experience.
The pools in Laugarvatn Fontana are called Lauga, Sæla, and Viska. All pools are outdoor mineral baths that vary in depth, size and temperature. The pools and hot tub are perfect for both relaxation and recreation.
Viska, the hot tub, is built at a slightly higher level so you will get a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings while the healthy water nourishes both body and soul.
Next to the steam room is Ylur. Your is a Finnish-style sauna. The temperature of the sauna is between 80°C (176°F) and 90°C (194°F). The humidity in the sauna is lower than in the steam room. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful lake view through the large window at the sauna.
In Finland, the sauna has been an absolute necessity for centuries. A place to relax with family and friends, as well as a place for physical and mental relaxation.
Laugarvatn Lake and the beach next to Laugarvatn Fontana is something that you can’t miss. Bathers can walk into the cold lake from a pier or walk on the warm black sand beach. A cool dip in between the hot steam rooms and sauna is a refreshing temperature shift.
Cold bathing is believed to have beneficial health effects, such as improving blood circulation, speeding up muscle soreness and recovery. It has also been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and other joint illnesses.
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