An Evening of Northern Lights at Laugarvatn Fontana

Based on 3 traveller reviews

The Northern lights are as unique and inspiring as Iceland itself: 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. Either way, they are 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, a favorite retreat in Iceland since 1929. 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 at Fontana. Try goodies from the buffet which celebrate 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 the booking availability above by pressing "Choose a date."

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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 4.7 / Number of reviews 3

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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An Evening of Northern Lights at Laugarvatn Fontana

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