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 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.
It is also possible to get drinks from the in-water bar area, so there’s no need to leave the coziness of the baths to have a refreshing drink. 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 5.990
Senior – ISK 3.490
Disabled – ISK 3.490
Students – ISK 3.490
Children (age: 6-16) – ISK 2.090
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.
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