I thought I would add a list of The Top 5 Geothermal Spas in Iceland according to a recent survey done. If you can’t decide if you should rather go to the Blue Lagoon or the Secret Lagoon, have a read below and hopefully you will be able to make up your mind.
The Blue Lagoon
This is probably on most tourist’s bucket list when they visit Iceland. In fact, after the Golden Circle tour, this is the second most visited spot in Iceland.
The milky waters of The Blue Lagoon are world-famous. Here underground lava flows mixes with freshwater maintaining the perfect bathing temperature of 39°C (102°F) all year round. The waters are teeming with nourishing minerals, and a dedicated health spa is here should you want to come for a full health makeover.
The Blue Lagoon is open to those aged 14+ and opens every day of the year. It is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula in the Southwest of the country and is only 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 30 minutes from the country’s capital, Reykjavik. If you’re unsure if you’d like to visit the Blue Lagoon, have a read of one of our articles, Should I book the Blue Lagoon.
Click here for the official website for the Blue Lagoon
Myvatn Nature Baths
The Myvatn Nature Baths are located in the northeast, about a mile east of Reykjahlíð. If you are driving towards the north of Iceland, this would be an ideal stopover for you.
Temperatures range between 36 to 40 °C or 97 to 104°F, and the waters are mineral-rich. Myvatn Nature Baths are known to be good for skin conditions thanks to the high concentration of sulphur.
The waters are open to people of all ages with a separate pool for young children. If you’re hungry, there is an onsite restaurant.
Click here for the official website for the Myvatn Nature Baths
The Secret Lagoon
Often nicknamed the “not so Secret Lagoon”.
The Secret Lagoon is located in the lovely little village of Flúðir. It is close to The Golden Circle, and so you can easily take a detour to enjoy the warm waters the lagoon has to offer. Unlike many lagoons, the surroundings are not lava fields or a landscaped area but grassy hills, which is rare for a popular spa in Iceland. I particularly loved soaking in the water and seeing little geysirs spout water into the main pool area. You feel a sudden rush of warmer water when this happens.
I, like many others also, like coming here in the winter months. The land takes on a magical quality, and many enjoy a glass of wine or cool beer while bathing in the 39°C (102°F) waters.
Click here for the official website for the Secret Lagoon
Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths
The Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths are one of the few spas that see lava flows mixing with seawater. Temperatures are like the other spas in this list, and so you can bathe and enjoy the warm water. The mineral-rich waters are said to be good for skin conditions, and if you do suffer from one you can bathe until your heart is content.
You’ll find this spa in the town of Húsavík giving a lovely view of the Skjálfandi Bay. They are part of the Diamond Circle, and many combine their visit to the spa with other activities such as whale watching. this is one spa that is different from the others on this list.
Click for the official website for the Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths in Iceland
If you are travelling in the east of Iceland, this is one of the very few spas in the region, so one you should really make an effort to visit if you are nearby.
Located in the beautiful region of Lake Urriðavatn in east Iceland, Vok Spa is quite simply a wonderful bathing experience. The design of the spa allows you to take in the splendor of the lake and the surrounding areas.
The design of Vok Spa is spectacular as well as ingenious as the pools seem as if they float on the lake. The geothermal waters that power the spa have been certified as drinkable. Facilities include two onshore pools as well as the floating lake ones, a bar, steam baths, and shower.
Click for the official website for Vok Spa in Iceland.
I hope you enjoyed reading all about The Top 5 Geothermal Spas in Iceland. If you feel any other sites should be added, please do let me know in the comments and I will add it to a future post. Please feel free to share on social media all about the Top 5 Geothermal Spas in Iceland.