Hot Spring Tours in Iceland

Best Hot Spring Tours in Iceland

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Best Hot Spring Tours in Iceland

Iceland is renowned for its geothermal wonders, and one of the most captivating ways to experience them is through hot spring tours. The country's volcanic landscape is dotted with natural thermal pools, and here are some of the best hot spring tours to embark on.

The Blue Lagoon, located just 40 minutes from Reykjavik, is perhaps Iceland's most iconic hot spring destination. Surrounded by lava fields, this man-made geothermal spa offers a unique blend of relaxation and rejuvenation.

For a more off-the-beaten-path experience, venture into the Icelandic highlands on the Landmannalaugar hot spring tour. The otherworldly landscapes, with multicolored rhyolite mountains and bubbling geysers, make this an unforgettable adventure.

To explore multiple hot springs in a single tour, consider the Golden Circle route, which includes stops at Geysir, where you can witness the Strokkur geyser erupt, and the serene Secret Lagoon

If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, the Husafell hot springs in the remote Highlands region lets you soak in rustic hot springs, surrounded by stunning wilderness.

For a winter wonderland experience, don't miss the northern lights and hot springs tour, which combines the magic of the auroras with a soothing dip in natural thermal pools.

Iceland's hot spring tours offer a diverse range of experiences, from luxury relaxation to rugged exploration, making them a must-do activity for any traveler visiting this unique island nation.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hot spring tour in Iceland?

The best hot spring tour in Iceland is the Golden Circle & the Blue Lagoon tour with transfer from Reykjavik, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars as reviewed by more than 210 travelers. Here, you’ll take a tour of the Golden Circle and then take a relaxing dip in the world-famous Blue Lagoon for around 118 USD.
Another good option is the serene geothermal bathing at the Myvatn Nature Baths, rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 50 reviews. This experience is approximately 48 USD. The waters at Myvatn Nature Baths contain a unique blend of minerals and geothermal microorganisms, which are great for soothing aching muscles. Unwind in the otherworldly landscapes of the Myvatn region and refresh your body and soul.

Is it worth it to go on a hot spring tour in Iceland?

Absolutely, a hot spring tour in Iceland is well worth it. It provides a unique opportunity to relax in geothermal pools surrounded by stunning landscapes, offering a memorable and therapeutic experience. The blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and the soothing warmth of the hot springs makes it a must-do activity for any traveler visiting Iceland.

What is the cheapest hot spring tour in Iceland?

The cheapest hot spring tour in Iceland is this admission to the relaxing Secret Lagoon spa, around 23 USD. The Secret Lagoon is the oldest man-made geothermal pool in Iceland. Enjoy the surrounding landscape and enchanting ambiance while soaking in this geothermal haven.
This hot spring tour is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 10 reviews.

What is the difference between a geothermal pool and a hot spring?

The terms are used interchangeably, although 'geothermal pool' more often refers to a man-made construction while 'hot spring' almost always describes a natural feature.

Are hot spring tours available year-round in Iceland?

Yes, hot spring tours in Iceland are available year-round. While they are popular in both summer and winter, the experience can be quite different depending on the season. In winter, you can enjoy hot springs under the northern lights, while in summer, you can experience the midnight sun.
During winter, take a private jeep tour with hot springs, northern lights, and local Icelandic cuisine. This is an extraordinary experience as this tour combines bathing in a geothermal pool, tasting delicious Icelandic cuisine, and hunting for the northern lights.
During summer, take this eight-hour jeep midnight sun tour of the Golden Circle & Kerid Crater with transfer from Reykjavik. This tour brings you to the Golden Circle and Kerid Crater, and the best part is you get to bathe and relax in the Secret Lagoon under the fantastic colors of the midnight sun.

Can I combine hot spring tours with other activities in Iceland?

Yes, you can often combine hot spring tours with other activities, such as hiking, sightseeing, or even visiting nearby attractions like waterfalls and geysers. Many tour packages offer a combination of experiences to make the most of your visit to Iceland.
Experience the wonders of a geothermal bath while surrounded by the hidden beauty of the Highlands on this relaxing two-hour Husafell Canyon Baths tour with geothermal bathing and Highlands hiking.
Traverse the famous Golden Circle and then get a luxurious soak in the warm waters of Laugarvatn Fontana Spa & Wellness Center on this scenic nine-hour Golden Circle tour with the Fontana Geothermal Baths and transfer from Reykjavik.
Take the road less traveled with this small group 10-hour tour of the Silver Circle with Canyon Baths, waterfalls & Reykholt. This tour is for travelers seeking to explore both famous sites and hidden gems and spend some time relaxing in geothermal waters.

What should I bring on a hot spring tour in Iceland?

You should bring a swimsuit, towel, waterproof footwear, and a change of clothes. It's also a good idea to bring a reusable water bottle and some snacks, as some tours may take you to more remote locations without immediate access to facilities.

Are the hot springs safe to bathe in?

Yes, the hot springs in Iceland are generally safe to bathe in, and their water quality is closely monitored. However, it's essential to follow safety guidelines provided by your tour guide and use caution, especially in more remote or undeveloped hot spring areas.

How do natural hot springs in Iceland form?

Iceland is divided by the Mid-Atlantic Rift, and the constant movement of the Eurasian and North-American continental plates generates the country's intense volcanic activity. This geological feature, combined with an unparalleled water supply, causes Iceland to be dotted with natural hot springs which form when volcanically heated groundwater rises from the earth’s crust.

Is bathing in a hot spring in Iceland good for you?

Bathing in a natural hot spring may have health benefits for some people because of the water's high mineral content.

Can I rent a bathing suit on a hot spring tour in Iceland?

That depends on your operator. Please message your tour planner for further information.

Do I need to bring my own towel to a hot spring tour in Iceland?

Yes, most hot springs are out in nature where there are no facilities. Please remember to collect all your garbage and personal items before you leave since no one will be around to clean the area after you're gone.

How do I find the hot springs on my own?

Read up on their locations in advance, make notes on how to get there and ask the locals.

Are the hot springs in Iceland dangerous?

Many hot springs in Iceland have temperatures exceeding 100°F (40°C) and are far too dangerous to bathe in. However, the hot springs visited on our tours are safe to bathe in. Make sure to adhere to all safety precautions and protocols.

How do I proceed if I want to bathe in a hot spring that is situated on private land?

You must ask permission from the landowners and respect their wishes. Do not trespass if you can't contact them. Remember that Iceland’s yearly flow of foreign guests outnumbers the country's permanent residents many times over; trespassing is disrespectful and can cause damage to untouched natural landscapes.
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