Surrounded by trees, this exotic geothermal infinity-edge ‘Forest Lagoon’ has opened in Iceland


Think Iceland, and you cannot ignore its gorgeous geothermal pools. And the latest to be added on the list is ‘Forest Lagoon’ or Skogarboo, as it is also called. The exotic site spans across 500 square meters and is just as welcoming (if not more) as the rest of its counterparts!


While the Forest Lagoon is a tab bit smaller in size compared to the other geothermal pools in Iceland, it comes spanked with trees on all sides. This is a rare phenomenon considering that only three percent of the country’s landmass is categorized as woodland.


As per reports, the lagoon showcases ‘stunning fjord and mountain range views’ and allows guests to ‘experience the midnight sun, awe-inspiring sunsets, Northern Lights, and stargazing opportunities year-round.’ The pool is also connected to walking trails in the trees and a host of natural fauna.

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Located in the picturesque town of Akureyri in northern Iceland, the site further offers ideal temperatures for a dip. Guests can opt for an experience at the forest lagoon (which is naturally kept at cool temperatures of 39C to 42C), an infinity-edge oasis, a cold plunge pool, and a sauna.


And what’s more! There are also two in-lagoon bars, a firepit to dry off by, as well as a Bistro dining experience wherein visitors can enjoy traditional ‘smorrebrod’ – open rye-bread sandwiches topped with fish, cold cuts or cheese and a drink of their choice.

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Commenting on the experience and the element of sustainability, Chairman of the board Sigriour M Hammer, said: ‘We firmly believe that the introduction of a new natural geothermal pool to the area will sway visitors to spend more time in Akureyri and its surroundings. This, in turn, will have a positive knock-on effect on local business and the local economy.’

Prices for the Forest Lagoon start at $43 (approx.) per guest, with the site scheduled to open in April this year. It will accommodate up to 200 visitors at a time and remain open seven days a week from 10 am to midnight. Care for a holiday to Iceland?

[Forest Lagoon via: CNN]

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