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Last updated: 27 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

If a dip in the fabled Blue Lagoon isn’t enough of a spoil, then for the ultimate indulgence, book a night at this swanky spa hotel, located just a few steps from the lagoon’s western edge. Rooms are beautifully decorated, with expansive glass windows offering views over the Reykjanes lava fields of the lagoon.

There are three upscale restaurants to choose from – the Michelin-rated Moss, Lava or the Spa Restaurant.

Everything here is designed to indulge your every whim, from morning yoga sessions to spa treatments and massages. A section of the lagoon is reserved solely for guests’ use.

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The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers a therapeutic massage, on a floating mattress within the healing waters of these world-famous geothermal springs, surrounded by extraordinary volcanic landscapes. After, you head for the steam chamber, hewn from a lava rock cave, with urns full of enriching pea-green algae, bright-white silica and crystalline exfoliant – all locally sourced.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik, Iceland[0.1 miles]

This world-famous (man-made) outdoor geothermal pool of steaming 39°C healing waters, surrounded by black lava fields, is Iceland’s star attraction.

Best for ages: 4+ | £35

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Viking World

Viking World

Reykjanesbaer, Iceland[11.4 miles]

Iceland is the land of the Vikings, and this museum traces the history of how the island was settled more than a millennia ago. Learn about Viking gods, view Viking artefacts and marvel at the museum’s centrepiece – a replica of a Viking longship, which sailed all the way to New York to mark the year 2000. Open daily.

Best for ages: 8+ | £8

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