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Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

1. Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Depart Reykjavik for a full-day coach tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle and experience the geothermal wilderness up-close. Depart the city center and drive to the Geysir Geothermal Area to see springs of spouting spring water and the most active geyser Iceland at Strokkur. Continue to Gullfoss to stand next to an amazing waterfall. Watch the vast quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Encounter a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to the natural steam baths at Fontana. Originally built in the 1920s, Fontana was little more than a shack with 2 compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below ground. Today, a modern complex invites you to relax in various hot tubs and steam baths that are naturally heated by hot springs. Enjoy some traditional rye bread baked in hot springs before the return transfer to Reykjavik.

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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Baths

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Baths

After boarding your transportation in Reykjavik, make your way to Thingvellir National Park. Once there, explore 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. It's also the site where Iceland's first parliament was founded, more than 1000 years ago. From Thingvellir, move on to Laugarvatn where you can take a soak in the comfortably warm pools. For almost a century, locals in the community of Laugarvatn 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 center features geothermal steam rooms, hot pools, and outdoor mineral baths, as well as a fantastic view over the lake. You'll also find Fontana café, which offers a nice selection of healthy and locally produced delicacies and refreshments, such as soup of the day and trout from the lake. Feel free to just enjoy the facilities without going to the baths if you would prefer to not get wet. Next, head to the awesome Gullfoss Waterfall, a powerful waterfall with a rich history that your expert guide will share with you. Take a short walk down a pathway and get close enough to feel the mist of glacial water on your skin. Then, continue on to the Geysir geothermal area and discover the very active geyser, Strokkur, which erupts every few minutes. Enjoy a guaranteed opportunity to see an eruption up close before returning to Reykjavik.

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What people are saying about Laugarvatn Fontana

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The landscape were amazing to watch and feel. (Unlike the weather) The guide was extraordinarily nice and careful of its passagers. I learned i lot a of Iceland’s history today. I hope people get the chance to travel

Spa was in middle of day not end as advertised

Really lovely day, but spa was in the middle of the day so we reached thingvellir at dusk - would rather have seen it in light and spent more time. Fontana is small but less crowded and has a beautiful lake view

The "Fontana" bath is one of the most beautiful and best in Iceland! In addition, the famous bread is baked "live" in the hot ground and you can taste it.

Everything was great about the tour. The staff were very friendly and the tour was amazing. Highly recommended!

Lovely small group our guide was really good and knowledgeable nice quiet spa great day!