The Laugarvatn hot spring lake in the south of Iceland will be welcoming an expansion at the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal spa, due to the spa expanding its pools into the basin of the lake.
The purpose of the expansion is to allow the spa’s visitors to bathe in the natural surroundings of the Laugarvatn lake without being restricted by the visual constraints of the building.
The Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal spa is famous for providing its customers with an authentic Icelandic experience, whilst 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 has been an important source for the local community, with its springs being used for cooking, bathing, geothermal house heating and healing steam bathing. In fact, the first stories of bathing at Laugarvatn date back to the year 1000.
For visitors looking to experience this geothermal spa in Iceland, day-tour provider Reykjavik Excursions is offing two day tours out of Reykjavik 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.