Wellness Things not to miss while in Iceland
According to the World Happiness Report, Iceland is the third happiest nation in the world, a ranking determined by multiple factors including life expectancy, freedom and social support. We believe that exposure to the endorphin-boosting outdoors helps us list so highly. As the Nordics say, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
We have put together a Wellness guide to include in your Iceland holiday!
Iceland Wellness Wonderland
1. Dip in a Geothermal Pool. Bathing outdoor in this wonder of nature is an ideal way to harmonise with Icelandic landscape and find your natural balance. Around the country you can find natural hot springs that give you the opportunity to be completely alone with the nature around you, think and watch the sky above you.
2. Floating is a water therapy focusing on deep and relaxing water experience. Several pools around Iceland offer special evenings where people float together, sometimes accompanied by relaxing music and yoga. We can arrange a floating tour for you - we lend you the Float - Flothetta, the name for the floating cap.
3. Healthy Eating. Many people are into healthy eating and the variety of green/vegan/vegetarian options available in Icelandic restaurants, as well as in the supermarkets is astonishing, in fact it´s more per capita than anywhere else in the world.
4. Mývatn Nature Baths. Another amazing Lagoon, up in the North. The characteristics of the water are unique in many ways. It contains a large amount of minerals, is alkaline and well suited for bathing. Many of the trace elements in the water are considered to have a good effect on the development of skin problems.
5. Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach - Sea Swimming. Yes, we have a beach in the middle of Reykjavik. Man-made wonder where hot water flows into a pool and mixes with the sea. Popular with the Icelanders in the summer and during the winter many practise sea swimming from there.
6. Infinity Blue. An infinity pool in Hofsós, Skagafjörður with a stunning view overlooking the fjord that is surrounded by mountains and the island Drangey. They have floating, a water therapy focusing on relaxation and mindfulness.
7. Cross-country skiing. An increasing number of Icelanders practise this outdoor sport each winter. There are well-lit routes near all the ski-resorts.
8. Mountain hiking. Whether winter or summer, the people of Iceland are hiking mad! There are hiking clubs that cater to all different levels but one can also go solo to all the smaller ones surrounding Reykjavik and the towns in the countryside.
9. Bike riding. Bike riding is increasingly popular in Iceland, many people cycle everywhere, all the time, specially during the warmer months. In the summer there are several competitions around the country that people from all over the world participate in. To hire a bike is easy and Reykjavik is a small enough city to get around on a bicycle.
10. Visit the Blue Lagoon. The world famous Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. The warm waters are rich in minerals and healing powers!
HIGHLIGHTS OF WELLNESS