A perfect little pot of hot potting heaven, close to route 60 – an ideal place to break a journey and get everyone inside the car out. (You are quite likely to be on this road if you’re driving up to the West Fjordlands and Holmavik).
The hot pot is on a hill behind Hotel Edda Laugar. It is a well made stone circular pool that could sit 10 or more. Above it is a stone changing hut with carved wooden doors – they may be dragons there crossing fire - and a turf roof. ‘Ooh lovely,’ commented Jack, 3, walking in ‘it’s got a bin and is not at all disgusting’ (the latter reference to the less choice changing rooms at Seljavallalaug Pool, where the volume of people going in with dirty boots and general dilapidation makes the floor unavoidably grim).
I stirred up a volume of algae in the pot itself, best take your eye off that an onto the stunning view of the mountains around.
There is a wooden play park near the hotel too.