Laugardalur information

Lonely Planet review

Laugardalur was once the main source of Reykjavík’s hot-water supply – the name translates as ‘Hot-Springs Valley’. It encompasses a large stretch of land in the very eastern part of the city. Most tourists venture out to the area to take advantage of the large public pool fed by a steamy geothermal source. There are a few other items of interest in the area including a farmers market and some relics from a bygone era, like an old wash house. Buses 14, 15, 17, 19 and S2 pass within a few hundred metres of Laugardalur.