About us

Vök Baths was opened in July 2019 and boasts a collection of serene geothermal floating pools with infinity view. The site is located on the gorgeous Lake Urriðavatn in East Iceland.

Geothermal heat was discovered in the area a while back when people living around the lake noticed certain spot that curiously did not freeze in the wintertime. Back in the day these spots where used for washing clothes during winter time when it was difficult to find water. These spots also became the center of a myth about Tuska (e. Rag), a creature that used the geothermal springs to get up to the surface. After that the spots become known as Tuskuvakir. The Icelandic name for ice-free patches like these is “Vök” (plural Vakir). These spots are now the main attraction at Vök Baths and fill the floating infinity pools of warm water. Our guests experience the beauty of bathing in these geothermal spots in Urriðavatn lake and create a special connection the nature surrounding Vök Baths.

Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity. However, the eastern part of the country is located on a cold spot making Vök Baths a rarity in this sparsely populated region.

About Vök Baths

Vök Baths was opened in July 2019 and boasts a collection of serene geothermal floating pools with infinity view. The site is located on the gorgeous Lake Urriðavatn in East Iceland.

Geothermal heat was discovered in the area a while back when people living around the lake noticed certain spot that curiously did not freeze in the wintertime. Back in the day these spots where used for washing clothes during winter time when it was difficult to find water. These spots also became the center of a myth about Tuska (e. Rag), a creature that used the geothermal springs to get up to the surface. After that the spots become known as Tuskuvakir. The Icelandic name for ice-free patches like these is “Vök” (plural Vakir). These spots are now the main attraction at Vök Baths and fill the floating infinity pools of warm water. Our guests experience the beauty of bathing in these geothermal spots in Urriðavatn lake and create a special connection the nature surrounding Vök Baths.

Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity. However, the eastern part of the country is located on a cold spot making Vök Baths a rarity in this sparsely populated region.

We care for the environment

We harbour a deep respect for the environment and are committed to upholding excellent standards of sustainability in every aspect of our business.

We make a determined effort to avoid all use and disposal of plastic where possible, and packaging is organic and recyclable. Most of the wooden features at Vök Baths are made from ethically sourced trees raised and felled in East Iceland.

At Vök Baths we use no chemicals in the water so you can be certain that you are bathing in natural geothermal water.

We care for the environment

We harbor a deep respect for the environment and are committed to upholding excellent standards of sustainability in every aspect of our business.

We make a determined effort to avoid all use and disposal of plastic where possible, and packaging is organic and recyclable. Most of the wooden features at Vök Baths are made from ethically sourced trees raised and felled in East Iceland.

At Vök Baths we use no chemicals in the water so you can be certain that you are bathing in natural geothermal water.

 Admission to Vök Baths

ADDRESS

Vök Baths

Vök við Urriðavatn

701 Egilsstaðir

CONTACT

hello@vok-baths.is

+354 4709500

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