Summer (Jun - Aug)
Iceland’s purest hot spring water.
Drive over impressive mountain-pass of Fjardarheid.
Enjoy herbal tea made from the pure spring water.
Plunge into Iceland´s purest hot spring water and bathe in floating pools by Lake Urridavatn.
During long arctic winters, the lake freezes over. However, some years ago, the local community noticed that one part of the lake never froze. Upon inspection, they saw that hot water emerged from deep under the lake, causing the ice to melt in that one particular spot, leaving melted ice holes in that area. In Icelandic, melted ice holes are called “Vök”, hence the name of Vök Baths. Today, its purpose is not only to allow locals and guests alike to enjoy some rejuvenation, but the hot springs also supply hot geothermal water to the local community.
Board your coach in Seydisfjordur and drive over the impressive mountain-pass of Fjardarheidi, pass Egilsstadir Village and head to Vok Baths by Lake Urridavatn.
Seize the opportunity and dip into the hot water and rejuvenate yourself in this wonderful spa, while enjoying the stunning view of nature. The spring water is directed to a series of floating pools on the lake, including hot pools on the lakeshore. Vök also features cold tubs and a sauna. While in the water, enjoy some herbal tea, brewed from the pure spring water, the only certified drinkable hot spring water in Iceland.
The architecture and design of Vök Baths is designed to be in harmony with Lake Urridavatn and the beauty of Iceland’s nature, including the age-old Icelandic bathing traditions. The building fits seamlessly with its surroundings, allowing guests to embrace the stunning nature.
After your wonderful bathe, board your coach and enjoy the relaxing ride en route back to Seydisfjordur.
Remarks: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and warm layered waterproof clothing. Bring bathing suit and towel.
Suitable for wheelchair users
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