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Iceland Adds New Oceanfront Geothermal Lagoon Attraction

A new luxury lagoon and spa readies to open in the heart of Reykjavik next year

June 14, 2020

Move over Blue Lagoon. There’s a new geothermal spa in town. Pursuit, an international attractions and hospitality company, is expanding its collection of travel experiences and attractions with a “must do” luxury oceanfront geothermal lagoon in Reykjavik.

Iceland is known as much for its thermal lagoons and spas as it is for its stunning, if not other worldly, natural backdrops and the Blue Lagoon, located between Reykjavik and Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport, usually gets top billing and all the crowds

The new Sky Lagoon is located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, just minutes from Reykjavik’s hip city center and looking onto expansive ocean views with the inspiring sunsets, dark skies and, frequently, Northern Lights spectacles. The lagoon is scheduled to open next spring.

“We are developing a remarkable geothermal lagoon experience along one of Iceland’s most stunning oceanfront locations,” says Dagny Petursdottir, General Manager, Sky Lagoon. “The rejuvenating and relaxing retreat, situated against the dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean yet so close to Reykjavik’s urban center, will enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters while taking in such impressive ocean views. Spending time relaxing in natural geothermal waters is an integral part of our culture here in Iceland. Sky Lagoon’s multi-sensory oasis will feature an ocean-side infinity-edge design in addition to cold pool and sauna experiences.”

Additional amenities will include an in-lagoon bar, dining experience and unique retail offerings.

The lagoon’s design draws inspiration from the breathtaking and cinematic landscapes of Iceland, creating an oasis within the city. It has un-obstructed 230-foot infinity-edge that will produce a visual effect of blending into the ocean just beyond.  Further design elements are influenced by Icelandic culture, creating a distinctive guest experience modeled after Icelandic turf houses. It will offer a restorative spa-like ritual rooted in Icelandic tradition.

“Iceland is one of those authentic and remarkable places that has the power to excite and inspire,” said David Barry, President, Pursuit. “Following the recent launch of our visually stunning FlyOver Iceland experience, we are strengthening our commitment to Iceland with the inclusion of Sky Lagoon.” FlyOver flight ride experiences can be found in Vancouver and Reykjavik, and are coming to Las Vegas (expected opening 2021), and Toronto (expected opening 2023).

Iceland recently announced plans to reopen its borders closed by the global health crisis on June 15.