Iceland’s popular bathing spot the Blue Lagoon has got some competition. The country, well known for its natural hot springs and glorious dark skies, is getting a brand new geothermal lagoon, right on the water’s edge.
The Sky Lagoon, which is set to open in spring 2021 just outside of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, will allow visitors to wallow in a warm 230ft-long infinity pool with unobstructed views of the ocean and, at night, front row seats for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights.
With turf-topped buildings and a clever design, the lagoon is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. Sky Lagoon will also have a waterfall, an in-lagoon bar, a cool pool and saunas.
The plans have been unveiled by Pursuit, a travel company which runs experiences such as the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a glass observation deck high above glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. Pursuit call the new addition a ‘remarkable geothermal lagoon experience along one of Iceland’s most stunning oceanfront locations.’
‘The rejuvenating and relaxing retreat, situated against the dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean yet so close to Reykjavik’s vibrant urban centre, will enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters while taking in such impressive ocean views,’ says the lagoon’s general manager Dagny Petursdottir.
It sounds utterly dreamy – and it would even if we weren’t itching to know when we can start travelling again.