If there’s one thing that you absolutely need to do in Iceland, it’s bathing in the mineral-rich waters of a geothermal lagoon. And now, hospitality company Pursuit is taking the unmissable experience to a whole new level. One where the edge of the lagoon meets with the dramatic horizon of the Atlantic ocean before you – all whilst the Northern Lights put on a breath-taking display in the skies above you. Sky Lagoon opened to the public in 2021, and if you’re dreaming about an Icelandic getaway, this is simply unmissable.
If Sky Lagoon is meant to make us all rethink the usual summer holiday and consider a chillier break instead, it’s working. The magical lagoon is located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, which is close to the vibrant city centre of Reykjavik. You’ll be minutes away from iconic urban landmarks, but have nothing but a 70-meter natural infinity pool spilling into the dark ocean, all accented with deep-orange sunsets.
On the far edge of the lagoon, there’s a bar tucked into a cave, so you can enjoy an Icelandic beer or local drink. Added to that, is a café filled with local specialties, soups and sandwiches, and another bar serving up unique taste plates. All of this is a mere stone’s throw away from bustling city life.
You’ll be able to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself while your body enjoys the restorative spa-like experience of the geothermal waters. The design elements in everything from the sauna-with-a-view to the poolside doors draw on traditional Icelandic elements and integrate with the natural surroundings as seamlessly as possible.
For more information on the Sky Lagoon, visit their website.