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The Ultimate Guide to Sky Lagoon in Iceland: Prices, Hours, and Tips

Welcome to our deep-dive exploration of Sky Lagoon, an enchanting Icelandic gem that offers more than just a dip in its warm, inviting waters. Nestled in the heart of Reykjavík, Sky Lagoon presents a unique blend of relaxation and Icelandic culture, invoking a sense of awe and serenity. 

Drawing on our intimate knowledge of Iceland, we've crafted this guide to unfold all that Sky Lagoon has to offer. From detailed breakdowns of Sky Lagoon prices to insights on the best times to visit, we're here to ensure your adventure is as magical as the northern lights themselves. 

Join us as we explore the allure and practicalities of Sky Lagoon, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

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Why Visit the Sky Lagoon?

At the very mention of Iceland, the mind conjures images of staggering natural beauty, and Sky Lagoon is no exception. With its mineral-rich geothermal waters, Sky Lagoon offers a unique experience that rejuvenates both body and soul. Here are a few things that make Sky Lagoon a must-visit destination in Iceland:

  • Unparalleled Views: Set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the lagoon offers unparalleled views that promise to mesmerize from the moment you step in.

  • Unique Architectural Elements: With construction beginning in early 2020, the spa incorporates unique elements such as a turf house and walls, reminiscent of Iceland's traditional constructions, designed to offer warmth and safety in the harsh Icelandic weather.

  • A Revitalizing Experience: The centerpiece of the lagoon is the Cold Plunge, inspired by the ancient hot spring Snorralaug. It's part of the seven-step Sky Ritual, aimed at revitalizing guests through a series of baths and saunas deeply rooted in Icelandic wellness practices.

  • Commitment to Tradition: The Sky Lagoon honors Icelandic building traditions through its turf wall, Klömbruhleðsla, constructed using materials rich in volcanic ash—a nod to the island's volcanic heritage.

Things You Can Do At Sky Lagoon in Iceland

For those seeking a more personalized experience, Sky Lagoon offers a range of services and amenities. These include:

The Seven-Step Ritual

The Seven-Step Ritual at Sky Lagoon isn't just your average spa experience; it's a meticulously curated journey that engages all your senses and embodies the essence of Icelandic relaxation culture. Here's a sneak peek into what each step entails:

  1. The Lagoon Dip: Begin by immersing yourself in the warm, tranquil waters of the Sky Lagoon. This initial step helps to relax your muscles and prepare your body and mind for the rejuvenating steps that follow.

  2. The Cold Plunge: After warming up, you're encouraged to take a brisk dip in the cold pool. This sudden temperature change invigorates the body, boosts circulation, and enhances the immune system.

  3. The Sauna Saga: Next, envelop yourself in the warmth of the lagoon's sauna. With its large window offering stunning views of the North Atlantic, this step is as visually enriching as it is physically rejuvenating.

  4. The Cool Mist: Step into a refreshing cloud of cool mist designed to gently lower your body temperature after the heat of the sauna, leaving you feeling revitalized and awake.

  5. Sky Body Scrub: Now, it's time for a unique, full-body exfoliation using a Sky Lagoon-exclusive body scrub. This step helps to remove dead skin cells, promoting smoother and more radiant skin.

  6. The Steam Room: Re-enter the warmth in our steam room, which helps to open up your pores, allowing your skin to deeply absorb the minerals and nutrients from the body scrub.

  7. Relaxation: Conclude your ritual by resting in a specially designed-relaxation area. This final step gives your body time to absorb the benefits of the ritual fully, leaving you deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.

Spa Treatments

Beyond the 7-Step Ritual, Sky Lagoon also offers a variety of spa treatments designed to cater to your specific wellness needs. Ranging from invigorating massages to nourishing skin treatments, these services are the perfect addition to your day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Here's a brief overview of what you might indulge in:

  • Signature Massages: Feel the tension melt away under the skilled hands of our therapists, who use traditional Icelandic techniques alongside modern practices. Each massage is tailored to your preferences, promising a uniquely soothing experience.

  • Facials and Skin Care: Leveraging the pure, natural ingredients Iceland is renowned for, our facial treatments are designed to hydrate, restore, and revitalize your skin, leaving you with a radiant glow.

  • Body Treatments: Experience deep relaxation with treatments that not only nourish the skin but also promote a sense of inner calm. Options include body wraps, scrubs, and more, each using elements sourced from Iceland's pristine natural environment.

Dining Options

All that relaxation and rejuvenation is bound to leave you feeling a bit peckish, right? Well, Sky Lagoon has got you covered with its exquisite dining options that not only satisfy your hunger but also offer a feast for your senses. Here's a glimpse at what you can expect:

  • Smakk Bar: Immerse yourself in Icelandic cuisine with unique tasting platters that capture the essence of Icelandic cuisine. Their menu, deeply connected to Reykjavík's seasonal rhythms, features an array of distinctive food and drinks, including vegan and gluten-free options, ensuring a delightful experience for all.

  • Sky Café: After soaking in the Sky Lagoon, the Sky Café is the perfect spot to relax and refuel. Here, you can savor fresh, café-style servings ranging from hearty sandwiches to warming soups, all while experiencing the authentic flavors of rustic Icelandic specialties.

  • In-Water Lagoon Bar: Nothing quite caps off the experience like the In-Water Lagoon Bar – where you can sip on crisp Icelandic beers, innovative cocktails, or a fine glass of wine, all while remaining blissfully immersed in the warm waters. Drift over to our cave-side bar and relish the moment with your drink of choice.

What are Sky Lagoon's Prices and Packages?

Sky Lagoon offers a variety of packages and pricing options to ensure every visitor can tailor their experience to their preferences and budget. Let's take a look at the Sky Lagoon prices:

Sky Pass

Dive into the ultimate Sky Lagoon experience with our Sky Pass, starting from ISK 12,790 (494) per adult. This premium package isn't just a ticket; it's your gateway to luxury. Revel in the rejuvenating Seven-Step Ritual, all included, and enjoy the exclusivity of private changing facilities. It's more than a visit; it's a full-blown pampering session designed to cater to those who desire the very best.

Pure Pass

For those after the quintessential Sky Lagoon indulgence without the frills, the Pure Pass is unbeatable. Priced at just ISK 9,790 ($72), it's the ideal choice for guests craving the full traditional Sky Lagoon ritual. You'll gain unabridged access to the soul-soothing, rejuvenating Seven-Step Ritual, making it an affordable yet complete experience that promises pure bliss.

Pure Lite Pass

For a quick getaway that's easy on your schedule and your wallet, the Pure Lite Pass is perfect. Priced at only ISK 6,790 per adult, this Pass offers a serene lagoon-only access, allowing you to immerse yourself in the peaceful warmth of Sky Lagoon's waters. It's the ideal, affordable option for those seeking a brief escape into tranquility.

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Where is Sky Lagoon in Reykjavík?

Nestled against the dramatic coastline, just 15 minutes from the vibrant heart of Reykjavík, Sky Lagoon offers an oasis of relaxation amidst the bustling city life. Getting there is a breeze, whether you're coming by public transport, driving yourself, or opting for a guided tour. Here's how you can reach this serene escape:

  • Car: Renting a car in Iceland is perhaps the best way to enjoy the flexibility and freedom to explore at your own pace. Drive along the scenic routes and follow the signs to Sky Lagoon Reykjavík; parking is plentiful and easy to find.

  • Sky Lagoon Pure Pass with Transfer: For the utmost convenience, consider the Pure Pass with Transfer. This option not only guarantees your entry but also includes round-trip transfers from select locations in Reykjavík - all for ISK 13,999 ($103) per adult.

  • Public Transport: With regular bus services from downtown Reykjavík, reaching Sky Lagoon is convenient and eco-friendly. Just hop on a bus heading towards Kópavogur and keep an eye out for the Sky Lagoon stop.

What's the Temperature Like at Sky Lagoon?

The Sky Lagoon temperature is a cozy 38–40°C (100 – 104°F), making it a year-round oasis regardless of Iceland's unpredictable weather. This warmth ensures every dip is a delightful escape from the chill, offering a stark, soothing contrast to the often dramatic Icelandic climate. 

When Are the Sky Lagoon Opening Hours?

The Sky Lagoon's opening hours are from 10 a.m. all the way until 10 p.m daily. That's a solid 12 hours of serene, relaxing lagoon time available every day. Whether you want to start your day with a refreshing dip or unwind before bed, Sky Lagoon is there for you. 

How Long Do You Need at Sky Lagoon?

For those short on time, 1.5-2 hours is the perfect amount of time to fully enjoy the geothermal spa experience. This allows for a leisurely soak in the warm waters, followed by a rejuvenating spa treatment or two.

However, if you truly want to indulge and make the most out of your visit, we recommend allocating at least 3 hours. This gives you plenty of time to relax in the geothermal lagoon, try out different spa treatments, and indulge in delicious food and drinks at the on-site dining options. 

Is Sky Lagoon Less Crowded Than Blue Lagoon?

Comparing Sky Lagoon and Blue Lagoon, you'll find Sky Lagoon often offers more personal space, making it less crowded. For quieter visits, aim for weekdays or early mornings. This gem provides a more intimate, tranquil experience, contrasting with the Blue Lagoon's global fame and busier ambiance.

Is Sky Lagoon Better in Day or Night?

We personally recommend going in the evenings since the atmosphere is a bit livelier. You will also have a chance to spot the Northern Lights if you visit from September to March. However, both day and night offer their own unique charm, so why not experience both and compare?

Creating Unforgettable Memories at Sky Lagoon

Sky Lagoon isn't just a place; it's an experience waiting to weave unforgettable memories. With its magical waters, a variety of soothing packages, and the chance to witness the Northern Lights, it promises a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. 

From sunrise to sunset, any visit here is sure to enchant. Book your escape now and immerse yourself in the pure, mesmerizing beauty of Iceland at Sky Lagoon.



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