An Evening of Northern Lights at Laugarvatn Fontana

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths are found right within the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths employs a baker who bakes bread using underground geothermal heat, the traditional Icelandic method.
relaxing at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is an amazing way to socialise with locals and other guests.
Green, purple, yellow, red; these are only some of the amazing colours of the Northern Lights.
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths also boasts a bistro, meaning you can grab a delicious meal before or after your relaxing soak.
One you've fully heated up at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, why not have a quick cool down with a chilly dip in the lake?
Based on 5 traveller reviews

Join this fabulous evening of Northern Lights from the comfort of the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana, a favourite retreat in Iceland since 1929. This is the perfect tour choice for those travellers looking to see the Northern Lights, but without having to stand around waiting in the cold Icelandic wilderness. 

The Northern lights are as unique and inspiring as Iceland itself: at first, they appear softly, perhaps as undulating streaks of teal, mint green or pure white, or maybe great, leaping bands of violet and magenta splashed across the starry night sky. 

Whichever form they take, the lights are truly an unforgettable experience. Other cultures believe they are dancing spirits, reflections of a phantom fire, omens of war, or even the playful bounding of a great Arctic fox, whose fur strikes the sizzling sparks you see as he touches the mountains.

But of course, there is more! Take in this shocking, stirring display from the comfort of the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana. Laugarvatn Fontana is designed to offer the luxury and convenience of its various steam rooms, mineral baths and Fininsh-style sauna, while never distracting you from the natural beauty of its surrounding environment.

Soothe your spirit and nourish your body! Try goodies from the buffet which celebrates uniquely Icelandic cuisine: a whole meal, or just a taste. Choices can include the soup of the day, trout fished from the nearby lake Laugarvatn, rye bread baked in the hot sands of the lava plains (a traditional method) or homemade cream cakes, along with a wide array of cold and hot beverages to please your palette.

Once you've had your fill of sensory delights at the baths, you'll also be taken on a short tour of the countryside to make sure you didn't miss a single bright light amidst the raw, yet captivating, landscape.

Bask in the wondrous glow of Northern Lights while you relax in steamy luxury at Laugarvatn Fontana. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Laugarvatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 17:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Bus fare

  • Guided tour

  • Icelandic cuisine buffet

  • Admission to the Laugarvatn Fontana spa

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Pick up is available up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Swimsuit and a towel

What to bring:
  • Swimsuit and a towel. These itams can also be rented on the spot.

Good to know:

This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed.

Remember to bring a swimsuit and a towel. These items can also be rented on the spot.

Remember to dress warmly.

Indicated return times can vary.


Average rating 4.6 / Number of reviews 5

Great experience with an entertaining tour guide. We ended up getting back to our hotel at 1 am, so be prepared. You only get about 2 1/2 hours at the baths and then they take you out for the northern lights hunt, so be prepared for the cold too. Overall great tour!

We had a lovely time at Fontana (great alternative to the Blue Lagoon!) and enjoyed chatting with the driver on the way there and back. The buffet at Fontana was delicious, and all of the different baths, steam rooms, and saunas were very nice. Unfortunately we did not see any Northern Lights, but gosh darn it, our guide really tried his best! We drove all over Iceland until about 1:00 AM, but to no avail. I did end up getting very tired and nodding off on the bus. Probably not the best option if you're jet lagged and have just flown in, but perfect if you're up for a late night and the Northern Lights are looking likely ( Also, it was a little difficult to find our pickup at the bus station— you're looking for a bus with the sign "warm bath cool lights." Overall, it was a lovely tour, but I would recommend trying to book this when the forecast is looking promising for the aurora borealis.

Great time and got to see the northern lights plus a great tour guide.

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