The Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath
Touring the Golden Circle, visiting Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area is an amazing experience that is usually followed by peaceful exhaustion. Visiting the natural geothermal baths at Laugavatn Fontana Spa is the perfect way to unwind and revitalise.
The tour starts with an exploration of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are pulling apart and creating a rift valley with dramatic lava rock formations. This is also the site where Iceland's first parliament was founded, more than a 1000 years ago.
From Þingvellir the tour goes to Laugavatn where you can take a soak in the comfortably warm pools. For almost a century locals in the community of Laugavatn have been enjoying the healing powers of natural steam from a geothermal field at the edge of the lake. Built over this geothermal area, the Laugarvatn Fontana wellness centre features geothermal steam rooms, hot pools and outdoor mineral baths and a fantastic view over the lake. At Laugarvatn Fontana centre you will find Fontana café that offers a nice selection of healthy and locally produced delicacies and refreshments. The menu also includes soup of the day and trout from the lake which is a great idea for those that just want to enjoy the facilities without going to the baths.
Next we move on to the awesome Gullfoss waterfall, where you can take a short walk down a pathway and get close enough to feel the mist of glacial water on your skin. Gullfoss is a powerful waterfall with a rich history that our expert guides will share with you.
The tour continues on to the Geysir geothermal area where a geyser known as Strokkur is very activate with eruptions every few minutes, so you are guaranteed an opportunity to see an eruption up close.
This tour is operated daily all year round
This tour is only operated in English
You can bring your own swimsuit and a towel or rent this for a small fee at Fontana.
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What is included
Admission into the Laugavatn Fontana spa
- Appropriate clothing (warm and waterproof is recommended)
- Bring swim suit and a towel (can be rented at Fontana Spa)
- The stop at the natural geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa is approximately 2 hours