Laugarvatn is around 100 km from Reykjavík, placed midways between Þingvellir and Gullfoss- in the heart of the Golden Circle. The shortest way from Reykjavík lies through Þingvellir but the road from Þingvellir is partly a gravel road only open during summertime. The longer way lies towards Selfoss but turn left shortly before you get there for road no. 37 which takes you directly to Laugarvatn.
Laugarvatn has sincle long ago been a settlement for education and a popular summer resort among Icelanders. Today the population of Laugarvatn is around 250 but the number doubles during the winter month when the students arrive.
In the Laugardalur valley is big area of cottages, hence there is various opportunity for leisure, i.e. one of the countries best sports-hall together with a swimmingpool and a fantastic sports-ground, natural steambath and an opportunity to rent boats and windsurfing boards. All around Laugarvatn you'll find lots of good walking paths, a golfcourse and an opportunity for angling in rivers and lakes.