Iceland always offers up some of most secluded and interesting accommodation on the planet, but one of its most famous has just opened a new dwelling after breaking ground on the natural lava. Built into the volcanic frontier and encircled by the Blue Lagoon’s mineral-rich waters, the suites at the Retreat have finally opened to ‘unparalleled hospitality’.

Iceland's Blue Lagoon Opens Its Door to the Retreat Hotel Spa

Located at Iceland’s world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, the Retreat was designed by Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir of Basalt Architects for comfort, serenity, and well-being. The design of the retreat aims to take advantage of the lagoon’s natural beauty and minimise the building’s impact on its surroundings. As such, lava, moss and water weave throughout the building.

Floor-to-ceiling windows at the hotel open up to terraces surrounded by the radiant geothermal waters of Iceland’s most visited attraction, while guests also get access to a spa, an exclusive lagoon, and the Blue Lagoon itself.


There are 62 rooms in total at The Blue Lagoon Retreat with the five differently designed suites to choose from. The Lagoon Suite the most sought-after with the two-room sanctuary blending interior and exterior, and the mineral-rich warmth of your own private lagoon just a step away.


The spa at the Retreat has all your usual fare with massages and free yoga classes available in the volcanic surroundings, while the hotel’s ‘Blue Lagoon Ritual’ – a treatment involving geothermal seawater: mineral salt, silica, and algae – is the pinnacle of Icelandic relaxation.


The on-site Moss Restaurant also offers guests the opportunity a breath-taking view of the volcanic horizon and takes them a culinary voyage of the island with menus that move from the mountains, to the farmlands, to the oceans. The restaurant also features a chef’s table, a lounge, and a wine cellar deep in the centuries-old lava.

Located just 30 minutes away from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon Retreat is available to book now where room prices start at around £1,250 a night. Check out more over at the Blue Lagoon Website.


If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Iceland, check out the Panorama Glass Lodge which offers uninterrupted views of the night’s sky and the Northern Lights.



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