Sky Lagoon

When you’re at Reykjavík and searching for the right spa to relax you have a tough choice to make. You can drive by car to the Reykjanes peninsula and visit the famous blue lagoon (Bláa Lónið). They market it as one of the wonders of the world, but actually it is just a (beautiful!) lake in a volcanic environment filled with water from a geothermic plant. If you want to skip this often overcrowded place you should have a look at the sky lagoon directly in the capital city. It was opened in 2021 and is located directly at the shore.

The sky lagoon is an exclusive geothermic spa and expensive as the blue lagoon. I don’t know if it was worth the price but I would book again, but this time a bit earlier to get a better tariff. After changing your clothes you can enter a giant pool next to massive lava cliffs. You can just enjoy the hot water or get a drink at the bar.

And you can participate in a procedure they call The Ritual: cool down in a cold pool, enter a dry sauna with the best view ever (a large window to the sea), afterwards take a cold shower in the mist shower, apply some peeling, enjoy the steam sauna, shower again and cool down again. What would be normal in German saunas is a ritual here that you’re only allowed once. But it is definitely very relaxing!

Sky Lagoon

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