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A Complete Guide to Visiting the Sky Lagoon in Iceland

By Dana Perkiss

Say farewell to glacial worries and embrace the warmth of paradise in the heart of Iceland! Sky Lagoon, an ode to the country's raw beauty, invites you to an unparalleled volcanic symphony of rejuvenation.

Nestled just a stone's throw from Reykjavík in Kársnes Harbour, the Sky Lagoon is more than a spa; it's a portal to Icelandic serenity.

What makes Sky Lagoon a must-visit?

Immerse yourself in an infinity pool carved from volcanic rock, where the earth's primal energy meets the horizon, merging sky and sea. This breathtaking masterpiece is a playground for the senses, blending Icelandic tradition with modern luxury.

Why Choose Sky Lagoon?

  • The Ritual: Enjoy a wellness journey with cold plunges and warm soaks, cleansing your spirit and invigorating your body.
  • Salt Room: Experience the mineral-rich atmosphere for ultimate relaxation.
  • Sky Clinic: Let expert hands knead away travel anxieties.
  • Culinary Master: Indulge in modern Icelandic cuisine at The Lagoon Restaurant, boasting panoramic views.

What about nighttime? As the aurora borealis paints the sky, Sky Lagoon transforms into a magical realm. Flickering torches, twinkling stars, and soothing ocean whispers create a moment etched in your Icelandic memories.


How deep is the Sky Lagoon?

From a shallow 1.2 metres to a max of 1.4 metres, the Sky Lagoon is perfect for soaking responsibly.

Can you take pictures in the Sky Lagoon?

Yes, absolutely! Just be sure to capture the magic while respecting others' privacy.

Do Icelanders go to the Sky Lagoon?

Definitely! The Sky Lagoon isn't just a tourist spot; it's a beloved sanctuary for locals, too.

Where is the Sky Lagoon?

Sky Lagoon, only 13 minutes by car from Reykjavik, promises a quick and convenient escape to geothermal bliss.

Sky Lagoon hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, ensuring you can bask in geothermal goodness whenever you want.

Sky Lagoon tickets: Book your Icelandic soak in advance with exclusive escapes from Great Value Holidays, bundling your Reykjavik stay with Sky Lagoon passes for a seamless and stress-free adventure.

Best time to go

While Iceland's beauty shines year-round, summer's long days and midnight sun offer a unique experience. Autumn adds fiery foliage, and winter brings a layer of mystical charm.

What to bring

Prepare for your aquatic adventure with these essentials.

  • Swimsuit: Choose a quick-drying fabric for post-soak strolls.
  • Towel: Opt for a large, absorbent towel, preferably microfiber.
  • Flip Flops or Water Shoes: Navigate the volcanic rock pathways comfortably.
  • Toiletries: Essentials like sunscreen and lip balm are a must.
  • Robe or Sarong: Wrap yourself in post-soak luxury.
  • Waterproof Bag: Keep valuables safe and dry.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Shield yourself from the sun.
  • Snacks and Water: Handy for a day immersed in the lagoon's magic.

Visiting the Sky Lagoon

Explore the various ways to reach Sky Lagoon from Reykjavík.

  • Sky Lagoon Shuttle Bus: Effortless travel from downtown or selected hotels.
  • Renting a Car: Enjoy scenic freedom and flexibility.
  • Taxi: Arrive in style, though consider the cost.
  • Two-Wheeled Adventure: Eco-friendly exploration on bike paths.


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