The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Founded in 1992 to unlock the benefits of geothermal seawater, Blue Lagoon Iceland has evolved into a company encompassing transformative spa experiences, research and development, sustainability, culinary enjoyment, a renowned line of skin care, and the convergence of hospitality and wellness.

In 2012, the company’s iconic centerpiece—the Blue Lagoon—was named one of 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic, propelling the majestic, healing waters into the upper echelons of global travel destinations.

In 2018, the company completed a remarkable expansion, opening the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland. Included in Time Magazine’s list of the World’s 100 Greatest Places, the complex features a 62-room luxury hotel, a subterranean spa, a mineral-rich lagoon, and two restaurants.

With societal uplift as one of its core mandates, all of Blue Lagoon Iceland’s concerns are powered by sustainable energy.

The beneficial powers of geothermal seawater were first discovered in the early 1980s when local residents began to bathe in the warm blue reservoir that had formed in the shadows of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant.

The lagoon eventually became the focus of intense scientific study, giving birth in 1992 to Blue Lagoon Limited, a company dedicated to the research and development of the water’s primary elements: silica, algae and minerals.

In 1995, with research confirming the healing properties of geothermal seawater, Blue Lagoon Ltd. launched a renowned line of skin care. This was followed in 1999 with the opening of the modern day spa facility and, in 2005, a clinic hotel for the treatment of psoriasis.

Today, many decades after the first inquisitive souls began venturing into the water, the Blue Lagoon has blossomed from a humble curiosity into a wellspring of wonder.

At the most fundamental level, architecture and design at Blue Lagoon aspires to cultivate balance and harmony between man and nature.

From the winding lava corridor that leads guests into the main complex, to the hand cut basalt and double-height windows of the building’s interior, to the lagoon’s enchanting waterscape, every detail is calibrated to unify the visitor experience with the volcanic environment.

Environmental impact is minimized while the structures are designed to merge with the land—integrating the forms, shapes, and patterns of the terrain.

This intrinsic respect for the earth can also be seen in the walkways that have been built into the lava fields surrounding Blue Lagoon. These paths allow guests to wander through the centuries-old moss, experiencing its esthetic vitality without damaging it.

Blue Lagoon’s connection with nature is encapsulated by its aspirational mandate: a society without waste. During the course of the company’s evolution, the ambitions embedded in this phrase have spawned countless initiatives that foster both societal wellbeing and environmental balance.

To engender a healthier society, Blue Lagoon funds a broad spectrum of philanthropic causes in the areas of youth sports, the arts, health, and fitness—contributing to the wellbeing of the communities on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Environmental balance is manifest in the closed ecocycle from which all of Blue Lagoon’s resources are derived. Every coordinate of the Blue Lagoon world is powered by geothermal energy.

In the realm of corporate social responsibility, the company places the wellbeing of its employees and guests at the center of its universe. In all sectors of its operations, enjoyment is key, but safety is paramount. This truth reverberates through the company’s four brand values, which were chosen by the staff: We respect; We care; We bring joy; and We create memories.

But these have become more than linguistic assertions. They are the guiding lights that animate Blue Lagoon’s existence, inspiring the company and each of its employees to continually reach for higher ground.

These principles also crystallize Blue Lagoon’s cooperative relationships with its peers in the Icelandic travel industry. Societal uplift—which can be defined as a thriving citizenry, a healthy environment, and economic prosperity—must be a shared experience if it is to be sustainable.

The Blue Lagoon—once perceived as little more than an enchanting curiosity, an unusable byproduct of geothermal energy production—has evolved into an epicenter of radiant rejuvenation.

During the past forty years, the hypnotic blue waters in the heart of an otherworldly landscape have given birth to a world of wonder. And though the place has expanded into new horizons, geothermal seawater will always be its heart and soul—its past, present, and future: forever relaxing, forever revitalizing, forever transformative.

Floor-to-ceiling windows dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior, transforming this two-room sanctuary into an experience of the geothermal waters that surround the Retreat. From the relaxing comfort of each Lagoon Suite, the mineral-rich warmth of your own private lagoon is just a step away.

Two hundred thirty square meters of unparalleled comfort. Two bedrooms and a spacious living room. A private spa, sauna, and steam room. Secret sanctuary.

Floor-to-ceiling windows on both levels that overlook breathtaking views of surrounding waters and moss-covered lava plain. Expansive balconies and terraces. A private lagoon shimmering with warmth and rich with the treasures of the iconic Blue Lagoon: silica, algae, and minerals.

The timeless majesty of the moss-covered lava fields—radiant, pristine, ever-changing. The exquisite tranquility of two rooms that unlock the harmonic interplay of design and nature. Each Moss Suite becomes the centerpiece of an otherworldly perspective and a transformative experience.

A hallmark of the Retreat Hotel experience, the Retreat Spa transports your mind and body to new dimensions of peace and rejuvenation. Flowing from the same wellspring of geothermal seawater as the Blue Lagoon, this mineral-rich waterscape opens new vistas of wellbeing.

Enjoy a more secluded way to commune with the storied waters of the Blue Lagoon. Wander through the lava canyons and hidden corridors. Become one with the mineral-rich warmth and the volcanic earth.

Unifying the dynamic pleasures of massage therapy, the revitalizing powers of geothermal seawater, and the otherworldly beauty of the Blue Lagoon’s volcanic landscape, in-water massage unlocks new vistas of wellbeing.

Our treatments bring your mind and body to a place of radiance, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Designed according to your skin type, each therapy derives its transformative power from the timeless treasures of geothermal seawater—silica, algae, and minerals.

Renewal, restoration, and relaxation in an exquisite subterranean massage suite. The soothing interplay of pressure and release unlocks reservoirs of tension, stress, and fatigue as your massage restores peace and harmony to your mind and body.

With its own mineral-rich lagoon, wood-burning fireplace, dining area, kitchen, butler, and world-class Italian furnishings, Lava Cove offers abundant comfort and luxury. Enhance and customize your Lava Cove experience with ensuite gourmetdining, in-water massage, and guided yoga sessions.

The Ritual is an exhilarating cycle of wellbeing based on the Blue Lagoon’s trinity of natural wonders: silica, algae, and minerals. In a spacious sanctuary of three interconnected chambers, you cover your body with the treasures of geothermal seawater, becoming one with the rejuvenating powers of the volcanic earth.

Silica, the Blue Lagoon’s iconic white mineral, cleanses and strengthens your skin—giving you a fresh, pure, radiant appearance. Blue Lagoon algae is extraordinarily dynamic. It renews, nourishes, and moisturizes your skin—opening the door to an enduring, youthful glow.

The Blue Lagoon’s uniquely potent array of minerals have energizing effects on your mind and body—exfoliating your skin and stimulating your circulation.

Warmth, weightlessness, and wellbeing at the Retreat Lagoon. A 45-minute session of guided aquatic floatation that relaxes the mind, soothes the body, and elevates the spirit—relieving stress, alleviating pain, and catalyzing inner peace.

Morning Floatation gives you exclusive access to a secluded area of the Retreat Lagoon. Floating on the mineral-rich warmth of this stunning waterscape—the volcanic earth below and the arctic cosmos above—you are liberated from the clock of modern life.

Unbound from gravity and under the supervision of a floatation guide, you enter a timeless, deeply relaxing state as the mesmerizing interplay of warmth and weightlessness takes you to a place of profound wellbeing.

At the conclusion of the session, your guide gives you a mineral mask to moisturize your skin and signify the end of the experience. Emerging from the lagoon, you are treated to a fresh detoxifying drink as you take pleasure in the relaxation response activated by aquatic floatation. You might feel more peaceful than you’ve ever felt in your life.

Fine dining at Blue Lagoon Iceland takes you into a gourmet landscape of tradition, innovation, purity, and freshness. Exquisite reinventions of Icelandic cuisine. Recommended by the 2019 Michelin Guide, Moss occupies the highest point at Blue Lagoon Iceland, offering stunning views of the volcanic horizon.

With menus that move effortlessly from the mountains to the rivers to the seas, each dish opens the door to the diverse delights of Iceland’s endless bounty of nourishment. Everything is prepared with an affection for this island and a deep awareness of when and where ingredients are the freshest and most desirable.

They are explorers of Iceland’s culinary frontier. Gatherers of the finest, freshest ingredients on earth. Creators of ever-changing menus that transform seasonal delights into timeless gourmet experiences. They are Moss Restaurant’s team of chefs.

Descend into the earth and discover a volcanic chamber of centuries-old lava where the once-molten walls are lined with vintages from all over the world. This subterranean sanctuary is a stunning element of the Moss experience.

Delightful cuisine. An otherworldly view. A place to unwind and relax before, during, or after your spa journey, enjoy the restaurant’s enchanting ambience and savory nourishment. Dine in your robe or fully clothed. No reservations are needed. Fulfill yourself on the restaurant’s light delicacies as you gaze out at the mineral-rich waters and the centuries-old lava.

Gourmet dining on the shores of a wonder of the world. Showcasing the savory highlights of Icelandic cuisine, our menus are based on the finest, freshest local ingredients. Built into an 800-year-old lava cliff on the west bank of the Blue Lagoon, Lava Restaurant is a place where dynamic cuisine and enchanting design create unforgettable culinary experiences.

There are many different ways to explore southwest Iceland’s natural treasures. From hiking to sightseeing to guided tours, the region is rich with enchantments and ripe for discovery.

The Icelandic summer is a magical time of endless light, vivid landscapes, peaceful weather, and calm seas. The adventures we have chosen for this radiant season are centered on the Reykjanes Peninsula—home of Blue Lagoon Iceland.

During the season of the Midnight Sun, the fleeting boundary between sunset and sunrise becomes a magical moment where the sun dips below the horizon for only a few surreal minutes. The Midnight ATV tour takes you to the peak of Mt. Hagafell to bear witness to this unforgettable solar display.

Conceived as a luxury SUV adventure for two people, the Reykjanes Gourmet Tour takes you into a world of stunning geological phenomena and savory Icelandic cuisine. You will discover the mesmerizing wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula and its tantalizing gourmet possibilities as your guide shares his passion for the land, its people, its folklore, and its culture.

Combining a chauffeur-driven luxury sedan, an expert photographer who is also a seasoned guide, and a mesmerizing landscape, this tour allows you to explore the stunning landmarks of the Reykjanes Peninsula while learning the optimal techniques for capturing Iceland’s elusive yet majestic beauty.

Glide through shimmering waters on a paddle board as you explore Iceland’s natural treasures under the euphoric radiance of the Midnight Sun. While paddle boarding is an easy, beginner-friendly activity, we set the tempo of each tour according to your preferred level of comfort and cardio workout.

Snorkel in a caldera among the newly discovered subaquatic hot springs at Kleifarvatn lake. With bubbles rising all around you, the sensation has been described as snorkelling in a glass of champagne.

A two-hour sea adventure that takes you to the shores of Vatnsleysuströnd—a 15 km beach on the north coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Experience the area’s spellbinding lava fields and idyllic farms from the unique perspective of the ocean as frozen-in-time magma formations reveal themselves in the tide.

A light walk covering Blue Lagoon’s immediate surroundings, this journey takes you along the sublime waterscape in front of the main Blue Lagoon complex and winds through a 2000-year-old lava field, giving you a glimpse of the area’s ever-changing moss-covered terrain.

This journey takes you along the sublime waterscape in front of the main Blue Lagoon complex and winds through a 2000-year-old lava field, bringing you face-to-face with the area’s ever-changing moss-covered terrain. From there you move southward toward Selskógur—the serenely majestic forest at the base of Thorbjörn Mountain.

Following a path through the centuries-old lava fields west of Blue Lagoon, this journey takes you into the heart of a protected landscape—terrain rich with floral and geological treasures. Covering a distance of 9.5 kilometers, the hike winds through two convergent lava flows—Illahraun and Eldvarphraun—and moves across remarkable volcanic vistas.

Hike to the top of this 24,000-year-old extinct volcano. Explore the crater. Contemplate the radio transmission facility—a legacy of the British presence here during World War II. Gaze out at the extraordinary panorama of the volcanic earth, the endless sea, and the distant, hypnotic visage of the legendary glacier, Snaefellsjökull.

Soaring across the Reykjanes Peninsula in a private helicopter, you will be greeted by visions of sprawling lava fields, geysers, mud pools, hot springs, endless craters, stunning lakes, extinct volcanoes, and an astounding aerial view of the Blue Lagoon. This airborne excursion can also be expanded to include other parts of Iceland.

Beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales—these are the species commonly seen on this extraordinary tour. Departing from Keflavík or Reykjavík, you are brought face-to-face with the graceful power and stunning acrobatics of the mammoth creatures found in Iceland’s coastal waters.

A guided tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula in a luxurious vehicle, this journey can be personalized according to your wishes. Enjoy the peninsula’s unforgettable landmarks as your guide explains the history and significance of each location.

Experience the breathtaking realm of the interior of a volcano. Descend into the earth and discover an unforgettable subterranean wonderland as you explore the spellbinding geology of lava chambers created thousands of years ago by Iceland’s tremendous eruptive powers.

Zooming across the vastness of a glacier, you feel the full-blown adrenalin rush of gliding through a pristine snowscape, ascending to heights that reveal mesmerizing panoramas of Iceland’s untamed, untouched wilderness.

With courses designed for the country’s volcanic terrain and landscaped into historic lava flows, golfing in Iceland becomes a supremely unique adventure. Centered around the summer months, the sport reaches its peak enjoyment when the Midnight Sun illuminates the greens.

A sublime pool of crystal clear seawater forged into the towering sea cliffs by the oceanic forces of nature, Brimketill is a unique, extraordinary vision. Standing on the viewing platform, visitors are often lashed by the unrelenting waves of the North Atlantic. The turbulent tide makes extreme caution absolutely necessary.

Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, Reykjanesviti was built in 1908. Rising 70 meters above sea level and bounded by geothermal fields and the endless blue horizon of the North Atlantic, this iconic structure is a commanding, reassuring presence in an often unforgiving landscape.

A breathtaking field of geothermal phenomena, Krýsuvík is alive with hot springs, boiling mud pools, steam vents, and the vibrant reds, yellows, and greens of the mineral-rich terrain. Just a few kilometers away are two of Iceland’s most stunning lakes: Graenavatn and Kleifarvatn, remnants of explosion craters that formed during volcanic eruptions.

The site of Iceland’s biggest mud pool, Gunnuhver is teeming with geothermal wonders. Steam and vaporous liquids rise from vents in the mineral-rich terrain and a boardwalk crisscrosses the otherworldly landscape, bringing you face-to-face with the searing, transformative powers of Iceland’s enduring tectonic origins.

Rooms: 62
Price: from 1.132 EUR per night


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