Check out the New Vok baths of Iceland
Blue Lagoon Icelandimage source:Must See In IcelandBathing is the most relieving daily activity and it is loved by people of all ages. This year, Iceland has opened a new gateway to enjoy the bathing, which is Vok Baths. This is the perfect destination for those who are visiting Iceland. It is located in Eastern Iceland. If you are eager to unwind in naturally warm and mineral-rich waters, then Vok Bath in East Iceland is perfect for you.Location:- Vk Baths are located on Lake Urriavatn just 5-kilometers northwest of Egilsstair, the largest town in the East of Iceland.This Vok Bath has opened in this summer 2019 only. It is one of the most unexploited natural beauty on the planet. Now tourists and locals have got their destination to enjoy and relaxed in Vok Bath surrounded by natural beauty.In common words, it is Icelands first floating pools located in the natural hot springs ofLake Urriavatn. It is simply the combination of all the most incredible bathing experience of life. The place destination will offer a new bathingexperience. It is one of the perfect stops for tourists to rest and rejuvenate by the crystal waters in the lap of nature.The Vok baths only just opened on 1 July 2019 and the facilities were designed by the same architect that orchestrated the famous Blue Lagoon Spa in the southwest of Iceland.
History of Vok Baths
image source:Visit EgilsstairLong-time back the locals of Iceland noticed certain natural processes. They noticed that when Lake Urriavatn froze in the winter, there were certain spots where the ice would melt. The Icelandic name for these holes is Vk, and they came to reveal hot springs streaming up to the surface from deep under the lake. The long Arctic winters froze the lake, some parts of the lake melted ice holes. Those holes were renovated to make Vok Baths.Vok Baths are the naturally heated water that will give you a luxurious spa experience in the natural surrounding by the countryside. The crystal-clear water is having a geothermal temperature. The temperature of the water is 75 degrees. The warm water streams from hot springs deep under the lake.
Features of Vok Bath
image source:Visit EgilsstairAt Vok Bath the spring water is directed to a series of floating pools on the lake. The spring water is directed to hot pools too which is located at the lakeshore.Vok Baths are having cold tunnels and the sauna on the lakeshores.The water at Vk is very clean, its possible to drink it making it the only drinkable natural hot water in Iceland.Along with bathing experience, tourists can enjoy lip-smacking dishes made from organic ingredients sourced from nearby producers.Tisanes will be brewed from the pure spring water, the only certified drinkable hot spring water in Iceland.The design and architecture of the Vok bath are done in collaboration with Reykjavik-based Basalt Architects and Design Group Italia, that truly reflect and celebrate the respect for pure water of Urriavatn lake.The design is crafted carefully taking into consideration of surrounding nature and the age-old Icelandic bathing traditions.The building fits seamlessly with its surroundings.Vok Baths make the tourist get fully immersed in the lap of nature.The high point of the experience is the floating pools, allowing for a soak in the hot water, within and surrounded by the lake.
Opening hours:Summer (01 May-30 September)11:00 AM-11:00 PMWinter (01 October-30 April)12:00 AM-10:00 PMLast entrance 30 minutes before closing.
Rates:Standard* 5000 ISKComfort** 5.900 ISKPremium*** 8.200 ISK
The cost will include certain facilities listed below:-A tisane brewed from the spring water and local herbs at the infusion barIncludes a tisane brewed from the spring water and local herbs at the infusion bar and a drink at the outdoor pool barIncludes a tisane brewed from the spring water and local herbs at the infusion bar, a drink at the outdoor pool bar and tasters from the restaurant.
Other services at Vok Baths includesFloating pools, pools, sauna, cold tunnels, shower area Total 200 locker roomsRental of swimming costumes and towels 800 ISK each.
- Available:Aug. - Apr.
- Duration:1,5 hours
- Activities:Hot Spring Bathing
- Languages:English, Icelandic
- Highlights:East Iceland,Egilsstair
- Departure time :11:00. 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30,