If you are planning a trip to Iceland and are researching its various natural wonders and attractions, the Golden Circle has undoubtedly popped up in your searches. This world-famous travel route loops from Reykjavik into the southern part of Iceland, and is comprised of three primary stops: the Þingvellir National Park, the Gulfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area in Haukadalur, which contains legendary geysers Geysir and Strokkur. The Golden Circle offers several opportunities for exciting detours, not least of which include some of Iceland’s most beautiful and luxurious hot springs. On this tour offered courtesy of Reykjavík Excursions and Iceland Buddy, you can explore the historically significant and stunningly beautiful “Big Three” of the Golden Circle and then culminate your adventure at the soothing refuge of the Laugarvatn Fontana sauna and hot springs.
The Fontana Geothermal Baths were first developed around 1920, initially utilized to soothe the aching muscles of fishermen in this region. These days, the baths come along with three luxurious steam rooms, a Finnish-style sauna, and a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner buffets sourced from local farms. You can even enjoy their famous rye bread, slow-baked naturally from the area’s geothermal heat. After you’ve spent a day traversing the Golden Circle, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate a good soak in one of Iceland’s hidden gem hot springs.
This tour operates for approximately nine hours, and there is no minimum age to participate. Enjoy your Icelandic wilderness adventure and then soothe your weary muscles in the purest of geothermal waters!