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Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Lake Urriðavatn in the remote region of East Iceland with a trip to the Vök Baths. Deep under the lake are hot springs which help create the perfect bathing temperature for weary travellers looking for relaxation and rejuvenation surrounded by untouched nature.
East Iceland is still one of the most untouched regions in the country. Jagged mountains, silvery fjords, and herds of wild reindeer await those who venture this far from the capital, Reykjavík. Located just five kilometres (3 mi) from the East’s largest settlement, Egilsstaðir, you can find the geothermal destination of Vök Baths.
Vök Baths boasts of a series of floating geothermal pools which sit on Lake Urriðavatn. On-shore, you’ll find two hot pools, an outdoor pool bar as well as a sauna and a cold tunnel which is equipped with a mist shower.
There is also an on-site tea bar and bistro. All meals are made with fresh, local ingredients to ensure their practices are environmentally sustainable. The tea bar embraces these practices as their tea is made from locally sourced herbs. It is even brewed with hot spring water from the lake.
Throughout the centuries, locals living around Lake Urriðavatn noticed that during the long Arctic winters, parts of the lake would not freeze over. The reason for this was believed to be a monster living on the bottom of the lake. We know now, of course, that this is due to geothermal activity — a hot spring deep in the lake— and not an underwater beast.
Add a relaxing soak to your journey around East Iceland with a trip to the wonderful Vök Baths. Book now for a unique bathing experience in the wild Icelandic nature.