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Entrance to Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

1. Entrance to Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

An entrance to the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana will complete your experience of the Golden Circle and enhance the tradition by locals, to bathe in the steam and hot water streaming endlessly from the ground.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

2. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

Encounter heroes, villains, and magic with this self-guided tour of Iceland starting at Reykjavik. Using the app as an audio guide you’ll visit beautiful natural locations such as a waterfall, geothermal baths, and an erupting geyser – all seeped in the country’s vibrant history of might and magic. Start at the capital city of Reykjavik and drive out into the island’s rural splendor, while learning about the original inhabitants of Iceland and how they confronted the Vikings’ arrival. Become familiar with famous mythological figures like Odin, Thor, and Loki. The first major landmark you’ll reach is Helgufoss, a short hike leading to a sparkling waterfall. At the same time, learning about Icelandic culture – from Nobel Prize winners to poetry to dancing, and more!  Next, you’ll travel to Vinaskógur, known as the “friendship forest”, where many world leaders and dignitaries have visited to plant a tree. From there it’s on to Thingvellir National Park, featuring gorgeous hikes, great fishing, and snorkeling opportunities – and the enormous waterfall Oxararfoss. Continuing on, you’ll learn about the Aurora Borealis, the facts, and the fiction it has inspired. The geothermal baths provide a welcome, peaceful soak if you need a break from the drive. Next up are some of Iceland’s top attractions: a huge geyser that you’re almost guaranteed to see erupt, Gullfoss, a towering waterfall reaching over 100 feet in height, and the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural pool, followed by a unique greenhouse restaurant! Your route takes you next to Skálhol, an important religious center dating all the way back to the year 1106 and then past the unique Sólheimar Ecovillage. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Kerid Crater and learn about the wild volcanic history of Iceland. The tour concludes beyond this crater, just outside Reykjavik.

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

3. Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Depart Reykjavik for a full-day coach tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle and experience the geothermal wilderness up-close. Depart the city center and drive to the Geysir Geothermal Area to see springs of spouting spring water and the most active geyser Iceland at Strokkur. Continue to Gullfoss to stand next to an amazing waterfall. Watch the vast quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Encounter a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to the natural steam baths at Fontana. Originally built in the 1920s, Fontana was little more than a shack with 2 compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below ground. Today, a modern complex invites you to relax in various hot tubs and steam baths that are naturally heated by hot springs. Enjoy some traditional rye bread baked in hot springs before the return transfer to Reykjavik.

Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

4. Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

Take part in a unique baking experience in the heart of the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Take a stroll around the geothermal area and learn about the history of this baking technique. Witness firsthand how the dark rye dough is prepared and then buried in the warm ground with a lively 30-minute demonstration. Discover how the slow cooking of 24 hours gives the bread its memorable taste. Get to sample a fresh batch of lava bread, placed in the ground the day before. Geothermal bathing is also offered at Laugarvatn Fontana, however, tickets for bathing must be booked separately.

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What people are saying about Laugarvatn Fontana

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Our guide gave us a lot of interesting information which made the trip very entertaining. The nature was breathtakingly beautiful, although very cold due to the strong wind and snow that day. The thermal bath was a successful conclusion to warm up. All in all a very successful day.

Superb experience, helped by great guide and good weather. Our guide got us to the best spots. Enough time in each stop and an unexpected stop to feed the Icelandic ponies. The bread baking and fontana spa was a highlight

The landscape were amazing to watch and feel. (Unlike the weather) The guide was extraordinarily nice and careful of its passagers. I learned i lot a of Iceland’s history today. I hope people get the chance to travel

Everything was great about the tour. The staff were very friendly and the tour was amazing. Highly recommended!

Very good experience, very nice guide. I highly recommend ✌️