The Blue Lagoon is no ordinary dip. The mixture of freshwater and seawater and the active ingredients of silica, minerals and algae all harmonise in these geothermal baths, creating the healing elements that bring thousands of visitors to its shallows each year. Kitted out with bars and restaurants, hot pots, saunas and even a sizzling waterfall, the Blue Lagoon discretely interweaves modern luxuries with the heavenly hot springs it’s known for. At its core, the allure of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon lies in its breathtaking natural setting. Encircled by lava rocks, black-sand beaches and misty mountains, this wondrous aqua spa cleanses and soothes visitors from the inside, out. Submerge in this lagoon’s fine, milky waters and you’ll emerge as smooth as silk. Bid goodbye to spas, one visit to this ethereal Icelandic spring will spoil bath time for life.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.