Baking a Loaf of Rye Bread in Geothermic Sands in Iceland

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Iceland might be small nation, but what natural and cultural beauty it has to offer is something you really have to experience.

Alison Grasso is a video producer and traveler, who ventured out to the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa and wellness centre in Laugarvatn, Iceland. She and her cousin watched the famous “Rye Bread Experience“, in which visitors can witness the incredible geothermic sands and partake in eating the bread that was baked in the underground “stoves”.

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.