Updated: Aug 7
If you’re looking for a wellness getaway location that combines the wonders of science with the tranquility of nature, you will want to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. In 2012, National Geographic named the Blue Lagoon one of the 25 Wonders of the World. So you know you will have a world-class experience!
The Blue Lagoon was founded in 1992 to harness the benefits found in geothermal seawater. Some benefits include skin detoxing, pain relief, relief from nasal congestion, and ultimate relaxation.
They offer transformative spa experiences, a culinary experience, and a mixture of hospitality and wellness.
The Blue Lagoon has two options for guests: the Silica Hotel and the Retreat Hotel.
The Silica Hotel comprises several simple rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural light to create a sense of well-being. Guests may visit the Retreat Spa, where they can relax and enjoy the calming nature of the warm lagoon.
The Retreat Hotel offers a more modern stay for guests, including 62 suites for guests to relax in. As a bonus, guests may use their own private lagoon with the same healing properties as the Blue Lagoon.
Step out of your suit door and down the stairs into your private lagoon section.
As if the accommodation was stunning enough, the resort has three restaurants that offer an otherworldly culinary experience.
The Lava Restaurant
This restaurant is styled in volcanic architecture and offers diners an Icelandic cuisine experience. The main menu offers options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters.
If you’re feeling adventurous on your getaway, you can order the Icelandic culinary adventure. This is a four-course meal that highlights the best that the restaurant has to offer.
The Moss Restaurant
If you’re a foodie, you will enjoy this Michelin-recommended dining experience. Within this restaurant, you will be able to enjoy Icelandic meals that have been reinvented.
There is a separate vegan menu available.
This is situated inside the retreat’s spa, and you can dine in your spa robe. The menu consists of light meals for vegans and meat eaters.
There is also a cafe that provides snacks in between meals or after particularly strenuous activities like hiking.
To make the most of the wellness facilities and experience total body harmony, you should visit the Retreat Spa.
Soak your worries away in the warm, cleansing waters of the Blue Lagoon, or take part in the famous Blue Lagoon ritual. This is great if you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or need a break from life. To become one with nature and promote the healing of your well-being, the Ritual involves covering your body with the wonders of Blue Lagoon’s trinity of nature.
Silica cleanses and purifies your skin. A research paper published in the National Library of Medicine explored the benefits of using silica. While studies are still underway, silica is believed to benefit our health.
Algae are known to renew, moisturize, and nourish your skin. Many cosmetic companies like Loreal recently use algae in their products thanks to its hydrating properties.
The minerals in the water can exfoliate and exhilarate your skin. Minerals like sodium, calcium, sulfate, and chloride are found on the rocks. Mineral baths have many health benefits, like improving blood circulation and pain management. The Retreat Spa offers two massage and wellness therapy options that can be done while relaxing in the lagoon.
Guests can have a massage while relaxing in the lagoon, or they can choose to attend a floating session. The floating session is where guests float into a meditative state while being massaged to promote the ultimate connection between the body, the water, and the earth. You can find more about bookings and prices on their website.
The floating therapy will help you let go of your worries and burdens as you float in serenity. This is the ultimate out-of-body experience and is what a holistic getaway is about.
Whether you attend the rituals or prefer to relax in the lagoon, both harness the transformative powers of the minerals and can help you feel more energized.
The Lava Cove is an option for guests seeking a more exclusive Blue Lagoon experience. It is a small suite with a private dining area and chef. Ultimately, The Lava Cove creates an intimate experience for couples or small groups of friends.
If basking in the crystal waters of the steaming lagoon sounds like your dream getaway, contact the retreat to book your next holiday.
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