5/5 - Excellent
SiutiniNov 20, 2019
Quaint and quiet
Discover the apocalyptic scene of bubbling mud pits and geothermal hot springs. Make a trip to the country’s iconic waterfall.
A scenic lake with warm patches from geothermal springs stretches next to the town of Laugarvatn in southwestern Iceland. These pleasant waters attract swimmers and visitors who set up camp for daytrips to hot springs and an awe-inspiring waterfall. Arrive in the town as part of a tour around the country’s Golden Circle route.
Enjoy the town’s pleasant rural setting along the lake’s western shore. Swim in waters warmed year-round by geothermal springs under the surface. Fish for trout in the neighboring lake of Apavatn.
The countryside consists of charming summer houses amid green meadows and gray mountains. Hike through the expanding man-made forest and set up a picnic. Visit the historic site of Skálholt for its large cathedral and intriguing past.
Make your way east to the gurgling terrain of Geysir Hot Springs, natural fountains of geothermal water. The largest geyser stopped erupting several years ago, but plenty of steamy hot springs and gurgling mud pits remain. Just south of the site lies Strokkur, with water erupting every few minutes to a height of 100 feet (30 meters) in the air. Get your camera ready to take photos at the various stages of the upsurge.
Farther east stands the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. Approach the roaring flow of water from the River Hvita and see its white foamy water crashing against the rocks below. Learn about the local woman who threatened to throw herself into the chasm in the late 1800s in an effort to preserve the future of this natural formation.
Arrive in Iceland at Keflavik International Airport and drive east for 75 miles (120 kilometers) to reach the town. Located in southwestern Iceland, Laugarvatn is a 1-hour drive east from Reykjavik. Warm sunlight lasts most of the day in summer, while winters are dark and cold.
Something is bubbling beneath the surface at the lakeside retreat of Laugarvatn in the midst of forests, vast plains and a majestic waterfall.
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You can take time to visit Laugarvatn Fontana during your travels to Laugarvatn. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.
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Must-see Icelandic sights abound on this comprehensive full-day tour. Combine a visit to majestic waterfalls and erupting geysers along the famous Golden Circle route with a relaxing bath in the warm water pools of Laugarvatn Fontana, on the shores of the scenic lake Laugarvatn.
Knock out 2 of Iceland's bucket list items on this combo adventure set on the stunning shores of Lake Laugarvatn. Enjoy a soothing dip in warm geothermal baths, an authentic Icelandic buffet, and the chance to observe the otherworldly, magnificent aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.
Embark on a day tour around Iceland's Golden Circle to witness 3 natural wonders, which include erupting geysers, thundering waterfalls, and expansive volcanic valleys. Then, unwind from your adventure as you take a dip in the hot springs of Fontana's steam baths.
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Tumbling waterfalls, erupting geysers, and wild landscapes sprawling across 2 separate tectonic plates—there's a reason Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most iconic tour. Discover the natural wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and the Gullfoss waterfall during this full-day road trip.
You meet our guides in the National park of Thingvellir when tour starts (Can park your car at P5 parking spot 5 min walk from meeting point) Start by getting a breefing from our guides on safety and all you will see and do, then you put on the equipment and walk 2 minutes to Silfra.
WendySep 2, 2018
This is great for individuals, couples or families. It is in a small town but Iceland is full of small towns! Laugarvatn is on the Golden Circle route and has amenities close by.