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Geothermal Culinary Tour from the Fontana Spa | Rye Bread Tasting

Geothermal Culinary Tour from the Fontana Spa | Rye Bread Tasting
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Laugarvatn Fontana, Laugarbraut, Laugarvatn, Iceland
Duration
30 minutes
Difficulty
Easy
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Sep. - May.
Minimum age
None

Add a culinary twist to your Golden Circle or Fontana Spa excursion with this local trip tasting local, geothermally cooked, traditional delicacies. Those looking for a short, fascinating, and unique experience will find this walking tour a great choice.

You’ll begin at the Fontana Spa, a set of geothermal pools, saunas, and steam rooms on the edge of the beautiful Lake Laugarvatn. Though worth a trip on its own, this site is most often frequented by Golden Circle travelers due to its fantastic location, making the tour convenient for all sightseers!

Your guide will meet you at reception, then escort you by the lake to the bakery nearby. They’ll tell you local stories as you travel, which you can enjoy as you look over the pleasant countryside and surrounding mountains.

Once at your destination, you’ll be given an entertaining demonstration of how traditional rye bread is prepared and cooked by being buried in the volcanic sand, where geothermal heat can be found just beneath the surface. To get the bread to have the perfect texture, the process takes 24 hours, so you’ll also see the difference as the bakers unveil one prepared yesterday.

Once it’s cool enough, you’ll be welcome to have as many samples as you like, with creamy butter from the nearby dairy farms. Icelanders have enjoyed this dish as a treat for centuries, providing you with an authentic local experience!

After filling up to your heart’s content, you’ll be led back to the Fontana Spa to continue your day!

Don’t miss this fascinating look into traditional, geothermal cooking with this family-friendly tour in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Half an hour demonstration and entertainment during a short and easy walk to the shore of our lake where our bread is baked in the ground. Afterwards guests can sample as many pieces from the bread as they can eat.

What to bring

Remember to bring your camera, you will want to load up your photo and make them jealous!

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