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Coordinates64°12′40″N 20°42′40″W / 64.21111°N 20.71111°W / 64.21111; -20.71111Coordinates: 64°12′40″N 20°42′40″W / 64.21111°N 20.71111°W / 64.21111; -20.71111
Basin countriesIceland
Surface area2.14 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Landscape nearby the town.

Laugarvatn is the name of a lake and a small town in the south of Iceland. The lake is smaller than the neighbouring Apavatn.


Laugarvatn lies within the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route, and acts as a staging post. The town has a population of about 200,[1] and lies predominantly along the west side of the lake. There is a boutique hostel called Héradsskólinn located in the town. The lake contains geothermal springs under its surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round.

Aerial panorama of Laugarvatn, taken in June 2017


Iceland University of Education's division of Sport and Physical Education is located here.

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  1. ^ Parnell, Fran; Presser, Brandon (2010-09-01). Lonely Planet Iceland. Lonely Planet. pp. 125–. ISBN 9781742203461. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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