You will find Vök Baths in the East Fjords, and it is the only place with floating thermal pools in Iceland. The East Fjords are also considered a cold spot in Iceland, as geothermal heat is scarce.
At Vök Baths, you can experience the age-old Icelandic tradition of bathing in a natural geothermal pool. You will find Vök Baths on the bank of Urriðavatn lake, only a few minutes from the town of Egilsstaðir.
The Vök Baths Comfort admission includes a tisane brewed from the hot spring water and locally sourced herbs as well as a drink at the in-water pool bar. There’s no need to leave the comfort of the pool to get a refreshing drink!
The baths have floating geothermal pools with an infinity view, two onshore hot pools, a sauna, a cold water spray tunnel, a tea bar, an in-water pool bar, and the on-site restaurant, Vök Bistro.
The whole family can enjoy their stay together at Vök Baths, and while you relax and enjoy what the baths have to offer, you can also get in touch with the beautiful nature surrounding it. You can take a swim in Urriðavatn, which surrounds the floating infinity pools, and it is both refreshing and fun.
At Vök Bistro, you will find a selection of hand-picked courses made with fresh, locally sourced, quality ingredients. It is highly recommended you book a table in advance.
Adults – ISK 6.890
Senior – ISK 4.390
Disabled – ISK 4.390
Students – ISK 4.390
Children (age: 6-16) – ISK 2.990
Children (age: 0-5) – Free of charge
The hot spots in Urriðavatn were used for washing clothes for centuries, but people also believed a mythical being called Tuska (e. Rag) used the hot spots to get up to the surface during winter. Thankfully, Tuska hasn’t been seen for a very long time so we felt very safe soaking in the beautiful Vök Baths. Geothermal pools might be common in Iceland, but they are not in the East Fjords, so this is a treat. If you want a little bit extra but aren’t ready for the premium admission, we recommend the Vök Baths Comfort admission.
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