The Geothermal Vök Baths, East Fjords

4.9 (17 reviews)

Overview

Set in East Iceland near the town of Egilsstaðir are the Vök Baths. If you're spending time in the East Fjords region, this hot spring is an excellent stopping point for a little rest and relaxation. Plus, it's unique compared to other thermal baths in the country, as the facility offers serene geothermal floating pools on the gorgeous Lake Urriðavatn—the only floating pool in Iceland.

Although there aren't many hot springs in East Iceland, there are still sources of geothermal heat. The Vök Baths use geothermal power and create the illusion of natural pools to mimic what you might find in nature. These baths are certainly worth the visit, as they offer exceptional views over the lake and surrounding nature, plus some of the cleanest bathing water in the country—it's certified drinkable! 

Besides the floating hot springs, you can also enjoy the steam bath, cold water tunnel, mist shower, tea bar, pool bar, and bistro, all onsite. 

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Travelers often mention

Summarized by AI based on kimkim traveler reviews

Beautiful Facility

Many reviewers appreciated the beautifully designed and unique facilities. The baths were often described as clean, well-run, and welcoming. (6 mentions)

“Very cool building/shower rooms etc.” — Kay D.
Hot and Cold Baths

A highlight for many visitors was the ability to move between the hot baths and the cold lake, providing a unique and refreshing experience. (5 mentions)

“the highlight is being able to move from the hot bath into the cold lake and back with ease” — Martha G.
Relaxing Experience

The baths provided a relaxing and enjoyable experience for many visitors. They found the baths to be a great place to unwind and relax, often highlighting the overall atmosphere and design of the facility. (4 mentions)

“Wonderful experience.” — Karen W.
Non-Sulfuric Water

Several reviewers appreciated the natural water from the lake, specifically mentioning that it did not have a sulfuric smell. (3 mentions)

“It’s natural water from the lake and has no sulphuric smell.” — Donna T.

Traveler reviews

17 total ratings, 14 with reviews
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Genelle S.
Durham, NC | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2024

A great way to relax after multiple days in the car.

Kay
Kay D.
New Brighton, MN | Reviewed on May 28, 2024
Loved the non-sulfur hot bath! Also enjoyed being able to dip in cold lake water from one of the hot baths. Very cool building/shower rooms etc. Only comment for possible improvement—is that some of the equipment getting in/out of baths were kind of green/slimy/slippery. It may be tough for them to impact this—but seems like they could have been cleaned. Read more

Loved the non-sulfur hot bath! Also enjoyed being able to dip in cold lake water from one of the hot baths. Very cool building/shower rooms etc. Only comment for possible improvement—is that some of the equipment getting in/out of baths were kind of green/slimy/slippery. It may be tough for them to impact this—but seems like they could have been cleaned.

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Martha
Martha G.
Grand Marais, MN | Reviewed on May 22, 2024

Water is fresh and the highlight is being able to move from the hot bath into the cold lake and back with ease.

Karen
Karen W.
Okolona, KY | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2023
Wonderful warm baths. All the stories I read about having to shower in front of complete strangers wasn't true. We went in the evening. There were some private changing rooms and showers. And yes, you must shower before going in. But it's not like someone is standing there watching you do this. Wonderful experience. Read more

Wonderful warm baths. All the stories I read about having to shower in front of complete strangers wasn't true. We went in the evening. There were some private changing rooms and showers. And yes, you must shower before going in. But it's not like someone is standing there watching you do this. Wonderful experience.

Tips for future travelers

Just take an old bathing suit. It's definitely worth doing. It's a very social experience. People talk and have a drink. We did 3 different baths in 8 days. Could have done more.

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Warm baths, professional staff.
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Joanne B.
Greenfield, MA | Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

The baths were amazing, but crowded.

Ron
Ron S.
Lexington, MA | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023
This was one of the four different baths we visited. Each of them was unique and provided a relaxing experience. Really enjoyed these baths. Read more

This was one of the four different baths we visited. Each of them was unique and provided a relaxing experience. Really enjoyed these baths.

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Gurshan
Gurshan S.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023
Amazing experience. Beautifully designed Read more

Amazing experience. Beautifully designed

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Julie
Julie S.
Wausau, WI | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023
The Vok Baths were a great place to unwind. At first, I was hesitant due to fatigue, but it turned out to be the perfect way to relax. Read more

The Vok Baths were a great place to unwind. At first, I was hesitant due to fatigue, but it turned out to be the perfect way to relax.

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Kelcie G.
Canton, MI | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2023
Such unique facilities that are incredibly clean, well run, and welcoming! Our favorite baths of the trip! Read more

Such unique facilities that are incredibly clean, well run, and welcoming! Our favorite baths of the trip!

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Gretchen
Gretchen W.
Gainesville, GA | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2023
Beautiful and relaxing baths. The bracelets were high tech and made everything accessible. Read more

Beautiful and relaxing baths. The bracelets were high tech and made everything accessible.

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