A hamlet started developing on Lake Laugarvatn in
1928, when the first of many schools was built
there. The abundant thermal activity also triggered further growth with
the construction of summer houses in its
proximity. A house was built on top of one of the hot springs down by
the lake for a steam bath.
The excellent swimming pool is popular among the inhabitants and the
guests. A constantly
expanding forest was planted, and
brooks and streams decorate the landscape.
Some very popular tourist attractions and historic sites are nearby, The
Golden Waterfalls, the Geysir Area and the ancient bishopric Skalholt. The boarding schools are used as summer hotels. Laugarvatn is a popular goal
the whole year round. The distance from the
capital is about 93 km.
38 km <Laugarvatn> Minniborgir 17 km,
24 km via Laugarvatnsvellir and Gjabakki.