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Geothermal Pools and Natural Hot Springs in Iceland

By Viator, September 2018

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Thanks to Iceland’s many volcanoes, you don’t have to look far to find one of the country’s legendary geothermal pools. Bathing in the steamy waters is a quintessential Icelandic experience, so make sure to add one of the following to your itinerary.

Blue Lagoon — 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Reykjavik
The Blue Lagoon is at the top of many visitors' to-do lists, and at only 40 minutes from Reykjavik by road, it's an incredibly popular choice for a day trip. Slap on a refreshing silica mud mask, grab a drink from the swim-up bar, and relax in the warm, milky blue waters.

Secret Lagoon — 61 miles (98 km) east of Reykjavik
Tucked away in the village of Fludir, the Secret Lagoon makes an easy detour from the popular Golden Circle route. Make the most of the natural hot springs, where the waters are naturally heated to 100 to 104˚F (38 to 40˚C) and the Northern Lights often glow overhead in winter.

Mývatn Nature Baths — 65 miles (105km) east of Akureyri
With startling blue waters and a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, the Mývatn Nature Baths are an idyllic retreat tucked away in the far north of the country. Smaller and less visited than the Blue Lagoon, it's a good option for those wanting to escape the crowds.

Laugarvatn Fontana — 43 miles (70 km) east of Reykjavik
A luxurious spa and wellness center built around a lake, Laugarvatn Fontana strikes the perfect balance of natural scenery and modern amenities. Bathe in the natural steam and mineral baths looking out over Lake Laugarvatn, then cool off with a dip in the cool lake waters or tuck into geothermal-baked lava bread at the on-site restaurant.

Reykjadalur Hot Springs — 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Reykjavik
The journey to the Reykjadalur Hot Springs is just as spectacular as the destination. After trekking past waterfalls, mountains, and mud pots, reward yourself with a soak in the natural hot springs, an authentic alternative to the more frequented commercial pools.

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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 427 Reviews

Indulge in a tour of the Golden Circle - the relaxing way, and explore some of Iceland's most famous sights, including: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00
Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, the geothermal, open-air Secret Lagoon. After soaking luxuriously in the warm water, enjoy a delicious buffet-style ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.61
Small-Group Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon, Reykjavik, Night ... 
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Small-Group Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

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Driving through the Geysir hot spring area from Reykjavik with it‘s boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs we head straight towards Langjökull glacier ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $367.51
Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the otherworldly landscapes and relaxing thermal powers of Iceland on this day trip from Reyjavik. With a guide, soak up the views around Lake ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

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This comprehensive tour covers all the major attractions of southwest Iceland with a visit to the Secret Lagoon natural hot springs.

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $251.38
Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Journey around Iceland's famed Golden Circle on this 9-hour guided tour from Reykjavík. See three of Iceland’s natural highlights: Gullfoss waterfall, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Hiking & Hot Spring Adventure in Reykjadalur Valley from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Hiking & Hot Spring Adventure in Reykjadalur Valley from Reykjavik

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Have an amazing day exploring Iceland’s unspoiled nature on this hiking tour from Reykjavik. With your expert guide, hike from the outskirts of Hveragerdi, a ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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This is a perfect combo of Golden Circle sightseeing and relaxation at the hot spring nature bath after an eventful day of sightseeing.  We take you ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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On this small-group day trip from Reykjavik, you'll get to hike around beautiful hot springs, take a dip in the warm, natural waters and then take a hike on ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Private Tour from Reykjavik

This comprehensive tour covers all the major attractions of southwest Iceland with a visit to Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal hot springs.

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $251.38

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