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Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Vök Baths

What’s the spa in a nutshell?

Vök Baths, located in Austurland near Lake Urriðavatn is a unique geothermal spa, celebrated for its floating hot springs and serene surroundings. Unlike other geothermal areas in Iceland, Austurland is typically considered a cold spot, making Vök Baths particularly special. The spa, designed by Basalt Architects, features wooden, hexagonal floating pools directly on the lake, offering a unique experience of relaxation amidst nature. The name ‘Vök’ derives from the Icelandic term for the ice-free patches on the lake, hinting at the warm, geothermal waters found here. The water from Lake Urriðavatn, so pure and clean, is the only geothermal water in Iceland certified as drinkable​​​​.

What are the treatments like?

At Vök Baths, guests can indulge in a variety of wellness experiences. The facility includes a steam bath, a cold water tunnel, a mist shower and an in-water bar for refreshing drinks. For a more relaxing experience, there’s a Tea Bar that uses Icelandic herbs and spring water to produce tisane tea. The spa offers different admission packages, including standard, comfort and premium options. Each offers varying levels of access to the facilities and services. The changing rooms provide privacy and convenience, featuring private showers and lockers operated with wristbands​​​​.

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What else?

Vök Baths boasts the on-site restaurant Vök Bistro that serves a selection of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu offers a range of choices, from small plates like hummus and bao buns to a children’s menu. The baths also provide a relaxed atmosphere for the whole family, with opportunities to swim in Lake Urriðavatn around the floating infinity pools. The facility is designed to blend relaxation with the enjoyment of the surrounding nature for a holistic experience. In summary, Vök Baths offers a distinct and refreshing spa experience, combining modern amenities with the natural beauty of Austurland.

What’s the region like?

Austurland, the enchanting eastern region of Iceland, boasts a captivating blend of picturesque fjords, rugged mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Home to the vibrant and artsy town of Seyðisfjörður, adorned with colourful wooden houses, and the awe-inspiring Vatnajökull National Park, featuring Europe’s largest glacier, the region offers an unforgettable experience for adventurers and nature lovers alike. With its exclusive reindeer population roaming wild, charming fishing villages dotting the coastline, and the lesser-known but equally mesmerizing Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss waterfalls, Austurland is a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

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Vök Baths
8H33+G5 Fellabær
Iceland Vok vid Urridavatn
Egilsstaðir
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of Vök Baths

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Vök Baths
8H33+G5 Fellabær
Iceland Vok vid Urridavatn
Egilsstaðir
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of Vök Baths

Urban

Rural

Trendy

Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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