The Amazing Geothermic Sands in Iceland That Can Bake a Loaf of Rye Bread Underground

Traveler and video producer Alison Grasso had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa in the village of Laugarvatn, Iceland, where she and her cousin participated in the spa’s renowned “Rye Bread Experience“. This “experience” allows guests to witness the amazing geothermic sands first hand and eat the bread that was baked in these bubbling underground “ovens”.

In my research of “cool Iceland foods” (very possibly my actual Google search) I came upon the Rye Bread Experience offered at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, just about an hour outside of Reykjavik. So my cousin and I went, and we filmed, and we ate dense, sweet, molasses-y bread that Viktor took straight out of the bubbling sand, topped with an alarmingly thick cut of Icelandic butter that looked like cheese, but wasn’t. We learned about the geothermal activity surrounding Laugarvatn, which translates to “hot spring lake,” and how locals from nearby share the six geothermal “ovens” for personal cooking, like slow-cooked lamb.

via The Kid Should See This

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.