The Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal spa, located at Iceland’s Laugarvatn hot spring lake in the south of the country, has announced that it is expanding its premises into the lake’s basin.
This expansion means that visitors to the Fontana geothermal spa can now bathe in the natural surroundings of the Laugarvatn lake without being restricted by the visual constraints of the building.
Laugarvatn Fontana has been noted as a place where visitors 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 have been built over natural hot springs where steam simmers through grids in the floor, allowing visitors to hear the sounds from the Earth’s core.
The Laugarvatn lake is located in a hot zone, whereby erupting water and hot springs reside. This hot water and various hot springs have been used for cooking, bathing, geothermal house heating and healing steam bathing for the local village settlement; first stories of bathing at Laugarvatn date back to the year 1000.
Day-tour provider in Iceland Reykjavik Excursions offers two day tours out of Reykjavík that include a visit to Laugarvatn Fontana. Both tours are operated daily all year around and include pick-up and drop-off to and from your hotel, hostel, or guesthouse in Reykjavik area.