Iceland is a country shaped by volcanos. Whether from eruptions or underground lava flows, much of the appeal of the country is its rugged volcanic landscape and Arctic Circle location. This fusion of nature is a place you have to see at least once. Many who come here return again and again. The more you learn about Iceland, the more of it you want to see.
Seeing the Geothermal Spa by Motorhome
One of the best ways to see Iceland is by Motorhome. There are some great camper rental Iceland options, and you can choose the right Motorhome for you. Seeing Iceland in this way gives you a true sense of adventure. Thanks to the vehicles available, you can see the country in relative luxury, or take a more rustic approach. Either way, you will love the sense of freedom, especially if you opt for a 4 x 4 and hit the highlands.
Once you have your found your ideal Motorhome, it is time to visit Iceland’s brilliant geothermal spas.
Here are five that should feature on your list.
The Blue Lagoon
The milky waters of The Blue Lagoon are world-famous. Here underground lava flows mixes with freshwater maintaining the perfect bathing temperature of 39°C (102°F) all year round. The waters are teeming with nourishing minerals, and a dedicated health spa is here should you want to come for a full health makeover.
The Blue Lagoon is open to those aged 14+ and opens every day of the year. It is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula in the Southwest of the country and is only 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 30 minutes from the country’s capital, Reykjavik.
It is one of the top attractions in the country with only The Golden Circle tour receiving more visitors. It has also become known for attracting celebrities with sightings of Björk, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, although not all at the same time.
Myvatn Nature Baths
Head northeast and you will find the Myvatn Nature Baths located about a mile east of Reykjahlíð. You could easily take in this particular geothermal spa when visiting the north of the country. It also features on many Askja tours, such is its popularity.
Temperatures range between 36 to 40 °C or 97 to 104°F, and the waters are mineral-rich. Myvatn Nature Baths are known to be good for skin conditions thanks to the high concentration of sulphur.
The waters are open to people of all ages with a separate pool for young children. If you’re hungry, there is an onsite restaurant.
As well as the spa, the surrounding area is worth exploring too. Bubbling mud pits and fumaroles line the Mount Námaskarð pass.
If you’re in this part of Iceland, make this spa part of your trip.
The Not so Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon is located in the peaceful village of Flúðir. It is close to The Golden Circle, and so you can easily take a detour to enjoy the warm waters the lagoon has to offer.
Unlike many lagoons, the surroundings are not lava fields or a landscaped area but grassy hills, which is rare for a popular spa in Iceland.
Many like to come here in the winter months. The land takes on a magical quality, and many enjoy a glass of wine or cool beer while bathing in the 39°C (102°F) waters.
When you visit, take the time to explore the pathways that take you around spouting geysers and offer great views of unspoiled countryside.
Located in the beautiful region of Lake Urriðavatn in east Iceland, Vok Spa is quite simply a wonderful bathing experience. The design of the spa allows you to take in the splendor of the lake and the surrounding areas.
The design of Vok Spa is ingenious as the pools kinds of floats on the lake. The geothermal waters that power the spa have been certified as drinkable. Facilities include two onshore pools as well as the floating lake ones, a bar, steam baths, and shower.
This is one of the few geothermal spas in east Iceland, so why not swing by as you trek past in your Motorhome.
Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths
The Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths are one of the few spas that see lava flows mixing with seawater. Temperatures are like the other spas in this list, and so you can bathe and enjoy the warm water. The mineral-rich waters are said to be good for skin conditions, and if you do suffer from one you can bathe until your heart is content.
You’ll find this spa in the town of Húsavík giving a marvelous view of the Skjálfandi bay. They are part of the Diamond Circle, and many combine their visit to the spa with other activities such as whale watching.
Iceland has some amazing spas. You should visit one when you explore the country.