New geothermal lagoon opens minutes from downtown Reykjavik

New geothermal lagoon opens minutes from downtown Reykjavik Sky Lagoon, Iceland (source: Pursuit Collection)
Alexander Richter 10 May 2021

The wider Reykjavik area in Iceland has won a new geothermal bath attraction, the Sky Lagoon with a breathtaking oceanfront location and views.

The new geothermal pool experience has been opened in Iceland. Right at the oceanfront and with a breathtaking view over Reykjavik, the Sky Lagoon, and its The Ritual spa experience are inspired by the traditions of Icelandic bathing culture. Exclusive to the oceanfront, geothermal lagoon located minutes from downtown Reykjavik, The Ritual at Sky Lagoon will combine the healing powers of warm and cold waters, warm steam, dry heat and fresh air. We first reported on the then planned development in 2020.

Ideally located just minutes from Reykjavik’s vibrant city centre, the relaxing and restorative retreat brings a modern approach to traditional Icelandic bathing culture. Features of the geothermal lagoon include an ocean-side 75-metre, (246 ft), infinity edge showcasing expansive ocean and sky views, a sauna boasting Iceland’s largest window, and an overall design inspired by historic turf houses. The project was developed by Canadian attraction and experiences company Pursuit.

“The traditions of bathing culture are integral to the Icelandic way of life and are at the core of the Sky Lagoon experience,” said Dagny Petursdottir, General Manager, Sky Lagoon. “This rejuvenating and transformative experience will enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters.”

Situated against the dramatic backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean, Sky Lagoon offers guests a stunning and restorative seven-step experience, The Ritual, developed from Icelandic traditions of combining warm and cold waters, warm steam, dry heat and fresh air.

“The restorative nature of wellness experiences such as Sky Lagoon will become much more meaningful as we continue to emerge from what has been an incredibly challenging period,” said David Barry, President, Pursuit. “The need to reenergize, relax and restore is integral to our both our physical and mental well-being and we are thrilled to introduce guests to the Sky Lagoon experience.”

Learn more about the Sky Lagoon and The Ritual spa experience here.

Wading through the rocks, Sky Lagoon, Iceland (source: Pursuit Collection)

Located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, just minutes from Reykjavik’s vibrant city centre and iconic urban landmarks, Sky Lagoon showcases expansive ocean vistas punctuated by awe-inspiring sunsets, Northern Lights and dark sky views. The Lagoon also features an in-lagoon bar, dining experiences and unique retail offerings.

So beyond the local pools and geothermal bath experiences outside the city, there is no a prime spot for the visitors of Iceland and the upcoming World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 in October 2021.

Source: Company release