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Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

Workshop or class

Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

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From US$ 19.23 per person

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Try your hand at baking traditional Icelandic lava bread. Explore the geothermal bakery at Laugarvatn Fontana and sample the delicious bread baked on site.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Taste the delicious traditional rye bread cooked in the ground for 24 hours
  • Watch a lively demonstration of dough preparation and baking techniques
  • Learn all about the history of the famous geothermal Lava bread of Iceland
  • Take a walk around the surrounding geothermal area and admire the landscape
  • Combine your bakery experience with a geothermal bath for an additional fee
Full description

Take part in a unique baking experience in the heart of the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Take a stroll around the geothermal area and learn about the history of this baking technique.

Witness firsthand how the dark rye dough is prepared and then buried in the warm ground with a lively 30-minute demonstration. Discover how the slow cooking of 24 hours gives the bread its memorable taste. Get to sample a fresh batch of lava bread, placed in the ground the day before.

Geothermal bathing is also offered at Laugarvatn Fontana, however, tickets for bathing must be booked separately.

  • Admission for the bakery tour
  • Live demonstration
  • Bread tasting
  • A slice of smoked trout
  • Admission for the geothermal bathing
  • Transportation
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the reception of Laugarvatn Fontana.

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What to bring

  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

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We were very glad that we decided to participate in this bread experience. The guide was sincerely happy to share information about the history and culture of Iceland. The bread was delicious! We went back to the hot springs in the evening and got to enjoy the northern lights during our soak. This tour was a lovely experience.

November 29, 2022

Very good activity to discover the local gastronomy, we were able to taste bread with butter and local trout and serve ourselves three times. The explanations very interesting, the guide is the staff of Laugarvatn very friendly. We were about thirty people, a very good atmosphere in the group with a few children to add to your list to go to Iceland

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October 15, 2022

Es war wirklich toll und auf jeden Fall das Geld wert. Man bekommt viele Infos über die geothermale Aktivität rund um den See. Zwar sieht man nicht den Herstellungsprozess des Teiges dafür, aber das Eingraben und Herausheben. Nach der Arbeit gibt es eine unbegrenzte Verkostung des Brotes mit isländischer Butter und geräuchertem Fisch. Danach wird man eingeladen auch mal etwas anderes in den Hot Pots zu kochen. Wir haben uns Eier besorgt und in 10 Minuten waren sie auch schon hartgekocht.

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 61149