Warm baths and cool lights

Warm baths and cool lights

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Seasonal
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Do this because
  • Revitalise your body and soul with a unique geothermal experience
  • Switch from steam baths to sauna then take a cooling dip in the lake
  • Go on a Northern Lights hunt, and if you're lucky see the lights from the baths
  • Drive through the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park
What to expect

Revitalise your body and soul by bathing in the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana after a drive through the beautiful UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park.

Fontana has three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring and a traditional sauna along with four different hot pools. The more adventurous travellers, can take a dip in lake Laugarvatn (when accessible) to cool down between the steam baths and sauna.

The steam temperatures range between 40°C and 50°C, depending on the temperature of the hot springs and the weather on the day. The steam rooms create a unique experience since you can smell the natural hot water boiling underneath the grids on the floor. The traditional sauna has lower humidity than the steam rooms, but the temperature is higher and reaches 80°C to 90°C.

The three connected outdoor mineral baths vary in depth, size and temperature. It is the perfect setting to relax and socialise. From the baths, you can see a panoramic view of the countryside around Fontana and the Northern Lights dancing in the sky if you are lucky and they show up early.

On the way back to Reykjavík, you will go on a hunt of the Northern Lights, one of Iceland's most unforgettable sights. A team of experts studies the lights and cloud forecasts to find the best spot for a sighting on the day of the tour. But as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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What's included
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Admission fee to the Laugarvatn Fontana
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Teenagers (ages 12-15)
  • Children (ages 1-11): free

BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:

This tour includes pick up from Reykjavik city centre. Alternatively, you can meet your guide directly at the BSÍ Bus Terminal.

What to remember
  • This tour depends on weather and Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed
  • Bring a swimsuit and a towel; these items can also be rented on the spot at the venue
  • Sóley Organics shower gel, shampoo and conditioner are available in the changing rooms
  • Dress according to weather; warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended
  • Bring a winter hat, scarf, gloves and warm socks for colder days
  • Bring snacks and drinks
  • If you don't see any lights on the day of your tour, you will be offered to join the classic Northern Lights Tour that is offered by the tour operator for free
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  • Tour availability: January - March
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please be ready for pickup 30 minutes prior to tour starting time
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Reykjavík Excursions
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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