This Geothermal Bakery In Iceland Utilises Mother Nature’s Hot Springs To Bake Bread Underground!

Experience the super cool traditional geothermal bread baking experience in iceland without any oven.

by Ankita Mazumdar
This Geothermal Bakery In Iceland Utilises Mother Nature’s Hot Springs To Bake Bread Underground!

Iceland is a heavenly place on earth! With a transversing terrain, glaciers, blue lagoons, heavily misted places, lush greens and bubbling hot springs here and there, Iceland has it all. Mother nature is truly in her full glory in this European country. You may have heard of thermal baths but today, we will tell you about this phenomenal geothermal bakery in Iceland that bakes without the use of an oven! Not only that, you can even experience this unique activity at Laugavautn.

Iceland’s Famous Geothermal Bakery Bakes Its Bread Underground

How hot is the interior of the earth? It’s so hot that the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal bakery in Iceland traditionally bakes its bread underground using natural geysers near the hot springs! Head over to the picturesque small lakeside town of Laugavautn, where tourists from all over the world visit to witness the unique experience of baked bread buried in a bubbling geothermal pit.

Yes, without the use of the oven, pressure cooker or fire, bread is baked by the love and magical heat from Mother Nature’s hot springs. Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Bakery uses a stainless steel pot for baking. They fill it with their special batter, made from an old recipe. Then, wrap the pot in plastic wrap tightly so that no amount of black soil spoils the yummy bread. Next, they dig up a hole in the hot black sands near the bubbling hot springs, keep the pot and cover it nicely to bake for 24 hours.

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Taste The Deliciousness & Freshly Made Bread By The Hot Springs

Now for the exciting part: once the Icelandic geothermal springs do their magic, you get to watch as a shovel is used to uncover this pot and reveal hverabrauð, the bread’s traditional name. Just as the beautiful golden brown bread comes out of the pot and is kept on the cutting board, you can witness the gorgeous steam blowing off the freshly baked bread—a glorious sight indeed!

Iceland’s Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal bakery serves its audience a delicious slice of bread baked from the hot springs, generously smeared with locally made butter. A piece of fresh smoked trout is also placed on top. Taking a bite of the soft and warm bread will tantalise your tastebuds and you will utter the words, “WOW!” Isn’t that an extremely cool thing to witness?

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Head over to their website to book your tickets and enjoy a great tour of this geothermal bakery in Iceland.

Where: Hverabraut 1, 840 Laugarvatn, Iceland
Timings: 11:45 AM & 2:30 PM
Tickets: 2990 ISK/person (₹1,783 approx.); kids till the age of 12 years do not need a ticket

Cover Image Courtesy: Laugarvatn Fontana/Website

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