Stay at the The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
A lunar-inspired oasis in the midst of natural beauty, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is not to be missed. This is haven powered entirely by geothermal sources. It stands unrivalled when it comes to atmospheric charm. The wildness of the outdoors is laced throughout the interior, and yet there is balance between chaos and calm.Step into a vicinity influenced by the elements, where soothing Scandinavian design couples with rocky, earthy tones. Spend your mornings blissfully disconnected, digging into an a la carte breakfast in the underground spa. Then, bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the lagoon above ground, enjoying these perfect pools of turquoise away from the public eye. Delectable dining ends the day, beneath the sudden glimmer of the Northern Lights.
Just 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport, or 50 minutes if you’re driving from Reykjavik, the property sits on the edge of the Blue Lagoon in UNESCO-protected Grindavik. Expect otherworldly landscapes surrounding this 800-year-old lava field.
The retreat comprises 62 suites, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and views that vary between hardened lava, moss-coated rocks and the blue of the lagoon. The Lagoon Suite is well worthy of a splurge, with its private terrace and very own mineral-rich pool.
Who is it for
While all ages are welcome, children over 12 will better enjoy the resort. Suites with direct water access can’t accommodate kids much younger. Meanwhile, couples and honeymooners will likely rejoice at the standard of indulgence here.
Amenities & Activities
On-site restaurant Moss is always a lovely affair, combining volcanic-style fireplaces, Icelandic tasting menus and a dazzling array of wine. However, the true treat is easily the encircling lagoon and underground spa. A lava-walled steam room, Silica salt rubs and an exclusive spa eatery are just some of the wellness highlights extended here.