Day trip

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Geothermal Baths

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Geothermal Baths

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From US$ 88.96 per person

Set off on a tour filled with relaxation and an exciting northern lights hunt. Spend an evening away from the city and amid Iceland's magical natural scenery at the Fontana Spa.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Enjoy a relaxing evening away from Reykjavík at Fontana Baths
  • Nourish both body and soul while enjoying a panoramic view of the countryside around Laugarvatn
  • Hunt for the northern lights on the way back to Reykjavik
Full description

Departing from Reykjavik, drive through the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to arrive at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, where you can nourish both your body and soul. Upon arrival, you can purchase a homemade soup and then and then head into the geothermal baths for a cozy evening. Fontana Spa is equipped with three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring as well as a traditional sauna with three hot pools. The more adventurous can even take a dip in Laugarvatn Lake (when available) to cool down between the steam baths and sauna.  The steam temperatures range from 104°F to 122°F, depending on the hot springs and the weather. The steam rooms offer a unique experience, as you can smell the boiling water underneath the grids of the floor.  The traditional sauna has a lower humidity than the steam rooms but a higher temperature, between 176°F and 194°F. The three connected outdoor mineral baths vary in depth, size, and temperature, but are all perfect places for relaxing and socializing.  From the hot tub, take in a panoramic view of the countryside around Fontana and the northern lights if you are lucky and they show up early. After your spa experience, hunt for the famous northern lights on the way back to Reykjavík.

  • Bus fare
  • Excellent Local Guidance
  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • Admission to the Fontana Geothermal Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please be ready and waiting at the BSI bus terminal 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The bus departs from the departure side of the terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • This tour is dependent on the weather and sightings are not guaranteed
  • Return times can vary
  • If you do not see any lights on the tour, you can join another of the local partner's northern lights tours free of charge by contacting customer service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 1 reviews

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I think it was a bit overpriced for what it was. I loved the spa so would definitely go there again. We didnt have enough time there I think and were home by 12.20 not 1am as the tour says.

March 2, 2020

Product ID: 365010