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Lunar getaway at the Retreat Hotel Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Located forty-five minutes from the capital of Reykjavik, the “blue lagoon” is a must-see icon of any stay in Iceland. In a surprising lava landscape, the silica-rich thermal waters are a milky blue, so clear that they appear artificial. Instagram fans, be warned: this is the most photographed spa in the world!

A destination like no other

Its great popularity means that it’s visited by too many tourists during the day, but when night comes, the crowds retreat, giving way to the great tranquillity of the place. It was on the shores of these mythical waters that the luxurious Retreat Hotel Blue Lagoon opened its doors three years ago, attracting devotees of high-flying wellness.

A landscape between lagoon, lava and moss, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

Fantastic design

This hotel is a true marvel of minimalist architecture, which combined with the lunar landscape, gives the impression of being on another planet. Design enthusiasts will be amazed by the sober lines and striking contrasts between concrete walls, black chandeliers and warm woodwork.

Stunning beauty, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

Huge picture windows in both the common areas and the rooms allow you to feel completely immersed in the lava and moss landscape. The futuristic hotel features 62 comfortable rooms, all with a direct view of the lagoon, and a furnished terrace. Each room has a large bathroom with separate freestanding bathtub, as well as a furnished terrace.

In the most exclusive ones, like the Blue Lagoon Suite, you have the privilege of relaxing in your own lagoon, as well as in the Suite’s private sauna and hammam.

Spaces that are resolutely open to this extraordinary landscape, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

A Spa from another world

The nec plus ultra here is, of course, the wellness area. The Retreat Spa, located in the basement directly on the lagoon, is an exceptional place. Venture between the many milky-blue waterways formed by volcanic lava. The most privileged can even discover the Lava Cove an exclusive private spa with its own lagoon and all the luxury of an intimate cocooning space.

The spa’s ambience and design seem to come from another world. Subdued lighting, dimmed LEDs, intoxicating fragrances… Here, the hammam is transformed into a steam grotto, the showers into “lava showers”, alcoves are lit by a fireplace and armchairs are suspended so that customers can continue to float, as if weightless.

A unique relaxation experience

With its unrivalled treatments, The Retreat Spa is a must for relaxation. The real highlight is the opportunity to enjoy a massage in the hot, mineral-rich water through the lava canyons. Ultimate relaxation.

Floatation session in the lagoon waters, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

Another not-to-be-missed experience for feeling completely regenerated is the Blue Lagoon ritual: a three-step exfoliation with the application of a mask based on silica, lava and mineral salts. Firstly, silica, to bring radiance to the skin, deep cleansing and strengthening it. Seaweed, for its part, promotes the renewal of skin cells, providing hydration and nutrition. Finally, minerals exfoliate the skin and stimulate energy circulation.

Exfoliating ritual, , photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

To complete the wellness offer, yoga sessions and guided excursions are offered free of charge every day.

Rediscover harmony of body and mind, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

Divine Icelandic cuisine

The gourmet restaurant Moss offers a five- or seven-course tasting menu where, as in the main restaurant Lava, the very best of Icelandic cuisine takes center stage.

Colorful and creative cuisine, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

For those who prefer to stay on a healthier note, the Spa restaurant also concocts light, tasty dishes.

The Lava restaurant at the foot of the lagoon, photo credit: The Retreat Blue Lagoon Iceland

Last but not least, vegans will also enjoy a dedicated menu, celebrating plant-based cuisine and following the rhythm of the seasons.

Here’s a video of The Retreat at Blue Lagoon:


Rates: From around 1,200 euros per night.

Call us for the USA: +1 (646) 980 6652 or for the UK: +44 20 4577 3258 to discuss your holiday plans.

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