One of the traditions I created while travelling on Iceland was to spend the evening hours in geothermic spas. And fortunately Akureyri has a good option for that: the Skógarböð or forest lagoon. It is located on the other side of the fiord and you need to cross it on the dam. Directly when this connection reaches the other side there is the entrance to the spa. Its unique feature is that it is within a forest, letting you relax in hot water between the trees.

The Skógarböð is a classic Icelandic spa with different pools, a sauna and a bar next to the water. It is a great place to combine a cool beer with relaxing in hot water. These spas are quite unified across the island: bracelets are handed out at the cash desk and open and close lockers. They also serve for paying drinks. The forest lagoon also has a restaurant inside and outside as well as a food truck next to the parking area.


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