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Vök Baths: East Iceland Geothermal Baths Entry

1. Vök Baths: East Iceland Geothermal Baths Entry

Vök Baths is a geothermal destination on the beautiful Lake Urriðavatn in East Iceland. Located only 3.1 miles northwest of Egilsstaðir, the largest settlement in the East, Vök Baths is an essential stop on any visit to this part of the country. Vök Baths harnesses the geothermal power of the region to create a unique bathing experience with amazing views of the rest of the lake and the surrounding area. Fully immerse yourself in Iceland’s unique and untouched landscape and become one with nature at the country’s first series of geothermal floating pools. An Icelandic hot spring destination like no other, the hot water is so pure, it’s certified as drinkable. Compared to the rest of the country, there are relatively few hot springs in East Iceland, making Vök Baths an attraction you won’t want to miss during your exploration of the East.

Reykjavik: Winter 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

2. Reykjavik: Winter 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

Your 8-day Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik, then sets out along the Golden Circle, passing by Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park. As you admire the hot water spouting from the earth, learn about the history of Iceland from your expert guides. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascades, and hike on an ancient glacier. The highlight of the day is a trip to the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Explore Skaftafell National Park on day 3 and marvel at the white sheets of ice as they contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, explore an Ice Cave and blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlon. Spend the evening looking out for the stunning Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. On day 4, follow your guides through the East Fjords in search of native wildlife such as wild reindeer. As you pass by Lake Lagarfljót, where a monster is said to live, learn about the culture and way of life in the nearby small villages. After a cozy night’s stay in a sleepy Icelandic village, explore the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn and see the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir. Then continue to the Námaskarð Pass where the earth boils and bubbles in front of your eyes. On day 6, visit the fjord of Eyjafjörður, spend some time getting to know local farmers at Kaffi Kú, and stop by Hauganes for a Whale Watching Tour. Try some Icelandic delicacies if you fancy it, then stay overnight in Borgarnes. On day 7, explore the capital of the north at your own leisure, before heading out to the Saga Trail to visit Reykholt where the medieval poet Snorri Sturluson lived. On day 8, see the incredible Snæfellsjökull glacier on Snæfellsnes Peninsula and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy an optional underground tour of the Vatnshellir Lava Cave. In the evening, you’ll return back to Reykjavik, where your 8-day adventure ends.

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What people are saying about Egilsstaðir

Beautiful setting. The lake is huge. Clear and gorgeous. Surrounded by beautiful mountains. Three different pools, progressively warner, and then you can dip in the cool lake if you want. There is a steam room for after and then a cooling shower. A swim/ walk up bar for drinks. So relaxing and very reasonably priced

A very pleasant visit just before the flight home. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere and very clean. Nice bar and a great opportunity to jump straight into the cold water.

It was an amazing choice to go to Vök Baths in the evening - we saw the Northern Lights being in a hot tub and drinking a beer :)

Lovely quiet and relaxing place, would definitely try dipping in the lake next to the pools for a fun shock

I don’t think I have words to describe how wonderful this trip was.