Iceland is spa heaven. From geothermal swimming pools and hot springs to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, there's everything you could want for the perfect wellness or family holiday. In Reykjavik we even have a Geothermal Beach where you can dip into the sea heated by hot spring water!
Iceland's pure landscape offers unlimited possibilities to refresh mind, body and spirit – the natural way. Heated by the Earth's core, geothermal water is rich in minerals and famed for its healing qualities and Iceland has plenty of it!
From spas to swimming pools, bathing in this wonder of nature is an ideal way to harmonise with Icelandic landscape and restore your natural balance. Here is a list of all swimming pools in Iceland. Remember to pack your swim gear!
Relax, refresh, re-energize
There are geothermal swimming pools and hot-springs all over the country, often in stunning natural locations. They are easily accessible and open year-round – so even in winter you can relax in a steaming hot tub, while keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights. Bring the Flothetta with you - that will enhance the experience even further!
Natural health and wellness
Iceland also offers world-class spa facilities, with a range of natural beauty and massage treatments. Pamper yourself with a unique in-water massage or healing body scrub at the Blue Lagoon. Relax in the natural steam of Fontana Baths while looking out over the breathtaking lake Laugarvatn.
For a shorter spa break, Reykjavik offers a fantastic range of gyms, pools, yoga and exercise activities. Outdoor yoga walks and nature massage therapies are also available.
One of a kind spa adventure
From high-quality spa treatments to secret hot springs in the heart of nature, we can create you a once in a lifetime holiday experience. Connect with nature, refresh your spirits and see the best Iceland has to offer.
MIND & YOGA RETREAT IN ICELAND - SAMPLE ITINERARY
Enjoy yoga and meditation in the unique surroundings of Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland.
Indulge your mind and body to a retreat centered around yoga, meditation and nature. Each class begins with dynamic warm-up exercises, progressing to classical poses and rounds off with breathing exercises, deep-relaxation and meditation.
Yoga stands for uniting and wholeness, to seek harmony between the opposing forces that push and pull us through life, symbolised by two overlapping triangles. Many of the poses consist of bending the body forward and backward. These exercises alleviate spines irregularities and are essential in providing and maintaining a balanced and healthy body. The effect of the physical exercises and poses can be felt and experienced as a whole body massage, whereby stress and tensions are smoothed and dissolved.
In meditation we use specific techniques combining the breath, mantra and mental exercises, where we can withdraw the senses from the surroundings for a while. Liberated from external influences, awareness is guided inwards, with focus on the Self. Through this inner journey, a release of energy is given to the body and mind, as well as our intuitive universe is expanded.
Working with others outside the yoga room in communal activities, such as gardening and food preparation will also be an integral part of the course. Karma yoga, as it is called, could be understood as acting in accordance with one's duty without consideration of personal likes or dislikes.
In between yoga and the delicious vegetarian meals, prepared for you in a beautiful setting, there will be opportunities for exploring the beauty of Iceland, by foot and on horseback, a restorative foot soak, and ample time for rest and relaxation. Participate in a sacred fire ceremony and sweat lodge, explore the walking trails, and slow down in your free time.
The surroundings of Iceland, our yoga sessions and the nourishing food will leave you with a deep sense of rejuvenation and connection.
DAY 1. ARRIVAL AT KEFLAVIK AIRPORT
Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide who will transfer you to Hveragerdi, a small town located in the south of Iceland, known for its greenhouses, which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs. Overnight stay in Hveragerdi/Selfoss in shared twin/double rooms, (single rooms upon request), dinner at the hotel (drinks not included).
DAY 2. HVERAGERÐI – REYNISHVERFI
Following breakfast enjoy a natural clay foot bath at the Geothermal Park in Hveragerdi, before driving further to the location for your retreat. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Old Cowhouse on the way.
After arriving and getting settled at Reynishverfi, we'll gather and tune in for the coming days.
DAYS 3-6. REYNISHVERFI RETREAT (can be extended)
Our retreat will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Reynisfjara beach, in an old community house called Eyrarland, near the small village of Vik on the south coast of Iceland. The accommodation is at Reynisfjara cottages and at the Priest House (you may have to share a cottage or a room with other participants) about a 10-15 minute walk away. If you walk from the accommodation places to Eyrarland there will be transport available.
Sample Itinerary for the day:
DAY 7. REYNISHVERFI – REYKJAVIK
All good things must come to an end and this is our last day in Reynishverfi. After breakfast it is time to head back to Reykjavik, where the rest of the day is at your disposal. Overnight stay at downtown Reykjavik (in shared twin/double rooms, single rooms upon request). Dinner not included.
DAY 8. DEPARTURE
On our way to Keflavik Intl. Airport we pass the most visited attractions in Iceland, The Blue Lagoon Nature Baths Spa, which is not to be missed (depending on your departure time, the Blue lagoon might also be on your arrival day).