Visit the Secret Lagoon Spa in South Iceland
Soak in the tranquil outdoor pool that is the Secret Lagoon and experience for yourself the power of well-being and relaxation that comes with bathing in Iceland’s geothermal waters. This fantastic spa experience should not be missed by anyone seeking a unique and luxurious activity surrounded by beautiful nature.
Located amid the steam pillars of the charming village, Flúðir, The Secret Lagoon is Iceland’s oldest outdoor pool, its construction dating back to 1891. Given that fact, paying a visit here is something of a novelty in itself, as you are bathing at the same spot local Icelanders have for generations.
At the beginning of your visit, you will be shown the modern changing facilities where you can safely stow your personal belongings. From there, you will walk out into the fresh Icelandic air, then dip your body into the lagoon’s steamy blue pool. As your eyes close, you are sure to feel a wave of relief and brilliance overcome you.
The Secret Lagoon keeps its waters at a relaxing 38-40 celsius throughout the year, making it a suitable option regardless of what season you choose to visit Iceland. During the summer, the pool makes for a beautiful spot to bask beneath the glorious rays of the Midnight Sun, while the winter months allow for the possibility of the Northern Lights dancing overhead.
The Secret Lagoon uses the geothermal energy of Hverahólmi hot springs. In between bathing sessions, make sure to take a short stroll around these steaming fumaroles, mini-geysers and bubbling mud cauldrons. Afterwards, you could stop by the bar for a well-earned refreshment.
Visiting the Secret Lagoon is a perfect add-on activity if you’re planning to spend exploring the attractions of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route. After enjoying the eclectic pleasures of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal valley and Gullfoss waterfall, relaxing your tired muscles at the Secret Lagoon is the perfect way to end your day.
Treat yourself with a dip in the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir, and unwind in the warm, natural, geothermal waters of Iceland. Book your visit today.