Laugarvatn is a small village in south of Iceland with population about 300 people. It is located midway on the famous Golden Circle route and about 100 km from the capital city Reykjavík.
Laugarvatn lies along the west side of a lake that carries the same name as the town, Laugarvatn. The lake is only 2 square km but under the surface are geothermal springs heating the lake, making it warm and suitable for bathing all year round.
The village is popular as a summer resort and there you can find hotels, guesthouse, camping area, restaurants, café and grocery shop.
Boats and gear for other watersport can be rented to use on the lake and just outside the town there is a golf course. Angling in the lakes and rivers in the area is also possible. A boarding school was built in Laugarvatn in 1928 and is today a popular hostel.
From Reykjavík it is about 1 hour and 10 minutes drive (70 km) to Laugarvatn. Drive towards the town Mosfellsbær and then take road nr. 36 to Laugarvatn or Take Ring Road nr. 1 towards the town Selfoss. Just before Selfoss turn left on road nr. 35 and then left again on road nr. 37 to Laugarvatn.