Sky Lagoon

An All-New Icelandic Geothermal Lagoon

19. maí 2021

Sky Lagoon

An All-New Icelandic Geothermal Lagoon

19. maí 2021

One of the most surprising things people learn about Iceland is how warm it is. Sure, it can get cold in winter but what makes Iceland so warm is its abundance of geothermal water.

As a result, Icelanders are accustomed to using hot water like there’s no tomorrow. That means toasty warm houses, long hot showers, and best of all, a long-standing tradition for amazing outdoor pools. So, when a new luxury spa opens in Reykjavik, don’t expect Icelanders to fall over in amazement. Expect the opposite: the world’s toughest critics and most seasoned users of everything luxuriously warm and cozy.

This is all to say that Sky Lagoon was no surefire hit with the locals but this brand-new addition to the geothermal luxury of Iceland has pretty much floored its skeptical first-time visitors.

So, what makes it so special?

This is a man-made pool at the end of an industrial area on a peninsula in Reykjavik. It doesn’t sound great and driving out to its location does nothing to impress the locals. But with amazing architecture, incredible foresight and some brilliant luxurious treats, this really feels like a natural oasis, far-removed from anything urban or even human. Cliff walls, grottos and coves are all designed to make the surroundings both beautiful and natural and the dark textures highlight the Lagoon’s tranquility. The luxury comes in the form of the beautiful changing rooms, showers and other facilities of course but primarily from the Sky Lagoons “Ritual”. It’s a seven-step process that includes a sauna with a breathtaking view through a window that defies all logic, a scrub that somehow transforms your skin into a silky-smooth surface, and a cold mist that revitalizes the senses. That’s not to mention the in-pool bar cave, the waterfall shower in the infinity pool and the cold bath for the bravest of hearts and health nuts.

The Lagoon offers two access packages:

The Pure Pass and The Sky Pass. The Pure Pass is the basic Sky Lagoon option that includes the seven-step Ritual, admission to the Lagoon and a towel but visitors use a classic Icelandic shared changing room, one for each gender. The Sky Pass is the luxurious option which offers private changing facilities and Sky Lagoon amenities such as conditioner and body lotion. It’s a personal preference but once in the Lagoon both passes offer the same experience.

It’s also worth noting that either the makers of Sky Lagoon have supernatural connections or they hit the jackpot when a glorious volcanic eruption started its showstopping display on the horizon of the Lagoon’s infinity pool, just in time for their grand opening. We can only imagine what the scene will be like this winter when it gets dark again and the northern lights crown this experience.

As far as one-of-a-kind luxury destinations go, this one is truly hard to beat.

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Sky Lagoon

An All-New Icelandic Geothermal Lagoon

19. maí 2021

Sky Lagoon

An All-New Icelandic Geothermal Lagoon

19. maí 2021

One of the most surprising things people learn about Iceland is how warm it is. Sure, it can get cold in winter but what makes Iceland so warm is its abundance of geothermal water.

As a result, Icelanders are accustomed to using hot water like there’s no tomorrow. That means toasty warm houses, long hot showers, and best of all, a long-standing tradition for amazing outdoor pools. So, when a new luxury spa opens in Reykjavik, don’t expect Icelanders to fall over in amazement. Expect the opposite: the world’s toughest critics and most seasoned users of everything luxuriously warm and cozy.

This is all to say that Sky Lagoon was no surefire hit with the locals but this brand-new addition to the geothermal luxury of Iceland has pretty much floored its skeptical first-time visitors.

So, what makes it so special?

This is a man-made pool at the end of an industrial area on a peninsula in Reykjavik. It doesn’t sound great and driving out to its location does nothing to impress the locals. But with amazing architecture, incredible foresight and some brilliant luxurious treats, this really feels like a natural oasis, far-removed from anything urban or even human. Cliff walls, grottos and coves are all designed to make the surroundings both beautiful and natural and the dark textures highlight the Lagoon’s tranquility. The luxury comes in the form of the beautiful changing rooms, showers and other facilities of course but primarily from the Sky Lagoons “Ritual”. It’s a seven-step process that includes a sauna with a breathtaking view through a window that defies all logic, a scrub that somehow transforms your skin into a silky-smooth surface, and a cold mist that revitalizes the senses. That’s not to mention the in-pool bar cave, the waterfall shower in the infinity pool and the cold bath for the bravest of hearts and health nuts.

The Lagoon offers two access packages:

The Pure Pass and The Sky Pass. The Pure Pass is the basic Sky Lagoon option that includes the seven-step Ritual, admission to the Lagoon and a towel but visitors use a classic Icelandic shared changing room, one for each gender. The Sky Pass is the luxurious option which offers private changing facilities and Sky Lagoon amenities such as conditioner and body lotion. It’s a personal preference but once in the Lagoon both passes offer the same experience.

It’s also worth noting that either the makers of Sky Lagoon have supernatural connections or they hit the jackpot when a glorious volcanic eruption started its showstopping display on the horizon of the Lagoon’s infinity pool, just in time for their grand opening. We can only imagine what the scene will be like this winter when it gets dark again and the northern lights crown this experience.

As far as one-of-a-kind luxury destinations go, this one is truly hard to beat.

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Fáðu innblástur! Upplýsingar og góð ráð, áhugaverðir áfangastaðir, skemmtilegar staðreyndar og margt fleira. Bloggið okkar er á ensku en það er stórskemmtilegt engu að síður!

Fimm góðar ástæður til að taka Flugrútuna

Although it may not seem like it, you have in fact landed in civilisation and airport transfer in Iceland is readily available.

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