Exploring Laugarvatn Fontana’s Geothermal Spa & Bakery

Friday, 20th October 2017

Destination Specialist

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In the midst of exploring the Golden Circle, Iceland’s famous trio, there’s nothing quite like taking a break to escape the crowds and kicking back in a classic geothermal spa.

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Geothermal spa

Located in the heart of the Golden Circle route, Laugarvatn Fontana is home to natural steam baths, relaxing mineral pools, a Finnish-style sauna and a cold bathing lake.

Geothermal bakery

If you’re impressed by the pools, then you’ll love the spa’s very own geothermal bakery. Here, you have the opportunity to witness the art of making pot-baked rye bread or rúgbrauð, followed by a delicious sampling session with locally sourced smoked trout and butter made on site!

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What is rúgbrauð?

Rúgbrauð is a traditional rye bread baked the Icelandic way – deep in sand that has been heated by geothermal waters for 24 hours. Here at Lake Laugarvatn, the same waters are home to the trout served at the restaurant.

As well as rúgbrauð, the spa also offers a wide menu of delicious Icelandic dishes created from locally vegetables the nearby village of Fludir.


Feeling inspired?

Send us an online enquiry or speak to our Nordic Travel Specialists on 01737 214 250 to make Laugarvatn Fontana a part of your Icelandic adventure.

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