If you’re planning to come to Iceland, you will be pleased to hear that Iceland has some of the best spas in the world. Of these spas, the Blue Lagoon is the most famous, known for its milky-blue water and skin-healing properties.
But Iceland has a lot more to offer than the Blue Lagoon. What do you think of a beer spa or a seaweed bath? In this article, we will tell you more about Iceland’s exclusive spas.
The Beer Spa
In Árskógssandur, a small community in North Iceland, you will find Bjórböðin, or the Beer Spa. At the spa, you can soak in a tub filled with beer, hops, yeast and water. This mixture is soothing and healing for the skin.
Next to every tub, is a beer draught, and everybody over 20 can get themselves a beer during bathing. The water of the tub itself is undrinkable.
Afterwards, you go to a relaxation room for 25 minutes and you come out of the Beer Spa completely relaxed and revived. The Beer Spa has seven baths, suitable for 7-14 people at a time.
In the Westfjords, you can soak in hot tubs filled with Icelandic seaweed. The Seaweed Baths are in Reykhólar, a small village close to the seafront. It’s home to the only seaweed factory in Iceland.
Seaweed baths are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins, irons, iodine which have healing effects on the skin. Seaweed baths increase the softness of the skin while hydrating it. They may also help against eczema and psoriasis.
Seaweed products are sold at the spa, so you can take them with you and make your own seaweed baths at home.
Krauma is a natural geothermal spa next to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. It’s located in West Iceland, in the valley Reykholtsdalur.
Krauma is open year-round and has space for 140 guests. It has five hot tubs and one cold bath, a relaxation room and two steam baths. The perfect water temperature is reached by mixing glacial water with water from the hot spring.
When you’re in the pool, you can order drinks that are brought to you straight in the hot tubs. If you’re longing for a bite to eat after bathing, there’s also a restaurant.
The Secret Lagoon is a natural spa in Flúðir, a small town in South Iceland. The Secret Lagoon is actually one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland, but it has been revamped.
It’s situated in a geothermal area with plenty of hot water streaming naturally from the ground and steam rising into the air around you. The beautiful location really lets you feel at one with Icelandic nature.
Book your tour to the Secret Lagoon here.