Thinking about your next big holiday? Make sure Iceland is at the top of your list.
Once a more remote country, Iceland has transformed into a bonafide tourist destination—due in no small part to the Blue Lagoon.
The man-made geothermal spa, which sits in the middle of a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, is largely recognised as one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and for good reason—its mineral-rich waters are naturally heated and extremely nourishing for the skin.
And now, you experience Reykjanes’ natural beauty without having to brave the crowds.
Later this year, the area’s first luxury hotel, Lava Cove and Moss Hotel, is slated to open. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the property, which will be built on an 800-year-old lava flow on the southwest side of the lagoon, will be a four-part complex and will offer its guests private access to the waters. What’s more, the complex will be sustainable, powered by clean geothermal energy.
Judging by the renderings, the hotel will have a minimalistic, Nordic aesthetic, and will reflect the surrounding landscape and natural Icelandic elements. Each room will have at least one wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and standalone bathtubs to take advantage of the beautiful scenery.
Guests will also have access to a first-class subterranean spa with a lava rock-heated steam room, fire pit, and sauna, a cozy lounge, and library.
Sounds pretty good right about now. Doesn’t it?
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