Join in with the bathing culture of the locals

One of the most alluring activities the locals enjoy in Iceland is going for a swim in geothermal baths to soak in the warm water. Everyone enjoys it come rain or shine.  

On your travels in Iceland, you can visit geothermal baths all over the country. You could even make it your mission to try them all on your ring road adventure to and from Seyðisfjörður.  

Iceland uses geothermal energy to heat houses and swimming pools, the same goes for the geothermal baths. Geothermal heat is generated inside the Earth and is a superb source of renewable energy.  

We have compiled a list by location of the most exciting geothermal baths in Iceland, we think you would enjoy them all.   

Go local during your holiday, have a soak, float, relax and enjoy life.

East Fjords - Vök Baths

On your way from Seyðisfjörður you can stop at Vök Baths in Egilsstaðir. Vök Baths is located inside Lake Urriðavatn, where you can experience the infinity view from floating pools in the lake. This geothermal spa has the only certified drinkable hot spring water in Iceland.


East Fjords - Vök Baths.

North Iceland - Forest Lagoon

Across from Akureyri, the capital of the North, lies the new geothermal bath in Vaglaskógur on the opposite side of the fjord. The geothermal water is supplied from the mountain behind the lagoon. Forest Lagoon opened in May 2022 and is the newest addition to hot spring bathing in Iceland.   


North Iceland - Forest Lagoon.

Capital area - Sky Lagoon

Located in the Reykjavik suburb, Kópavogur, Sky Lagoon offers a seven-step ritual to a more relaxing experience. This man-made geothermal spa has an infinity pool from which you can view Iceland’s presidential residence, Bessastaðir, currently occupied by President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson.   


Capital area - Sky Lagoon.

West Iceland - Snæfellsnes - Krauma Baths

Krauma is located next to the powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, which has Europe’s highest flow rate. The geothermal bath sources its water from the hot spring. Surrounding this location you will find a wealth of historical sites and spectacular waterfalls. 


West Iceland - Snæfellsnes - Krauma Baths.

South Iceland - Laugarvatn Fontana

Next to Lake Laugarvatn you will find Laugarvatn Fontana. Its geothermal water is sourced from the streams surrounding the picturesque lake. You can soak in the hot water, relax in the steam saunas, or jump in the lake. Laugarvatn Fontana is on the Golden Circle route on your way from Thingvellir to Geysir hot springs.  


South Iceland - Laugarvatn Fontana.

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