We take a closer look at the top 4 Hot springs in Iceland and why you should include them into your next trip.
If you’re looking for ideas of places you can visit for your next holiday, how about swapping the sunshine and beaches for stunning panoramic vistas and hot springs in Iceland.
Not every getaway has to include scorching temperatures and crowded beaches and if you’re a lover of travel, nature, and the great outdoors in general, Iceland should be right at the top of your list of places to visit.
Iceland is, without a doubt, one of the most visually stunning countries on the planet, and it is also home to numerous amazing hot springs. Hot springs are geothermal bodies of water heated naturally by the earth. Basically, they’re natural hot tubs set amongst the most amazing natural scenery you could wish for.
Typically, the average temperature of a hot spring is a very pleasant 38-degrees Celsius. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, here’s a look at 4 amazing hot springs that you need to visit.
1. Blue Lagoon
If you’re looking for hot springs in Iceland Blue Lagoon, you’ve no doubt done your research about hot springs in and around Iceland.
This is probably the most popular hot spring in all of Iceland and when you consider the fact that so many people visit hot springs in Iceland Blue Lagoon areas each year, it’s easy to get an idea of how popular it is.
Here, light blue milky waters reach a lovely 38 – 39 degrees Celsius, this mineral rich water will do wonders for your skin and is an absolute dream come true to visit at sunrise or sunset.
Classed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic, the Blue Lagoon was actually manmade, caused by a construction accident in 1976.
Hrunalaug hot spring is probably the second most popular spring in the country, and this one is entirely natural.
Located near a small town just outside of Reykjavik, Hrunalaug is found on privately owned farmland which the owners very graciously allow access to by the public for free, though a small donation is welcome and is considered the done thing.
With rugged mountains, jagged rocks, moss-covered farm cabins, and the cleanest air you could ever wish to inhale, Hrunalaug is like the best health spa you could ever wish for.
3. Gamla Laugin
Also known as the ‘Secret Lagoon’ Gamla Laugin is a truly historic location as it is considered to be one of Iceland’s oldest natural swimming spots.
This geothermal hot spring is located by a highly active geyser which erupts every few minutes. Here, green trees, hills, and mountains form the backdrop to your dip here, and as it does get busy, we recommend that you book your tickets in advance.
Finally, this last hot spring is very unique, because technically it isn’t a spring at all. Rather than featuring geothermally heated spring water, it instead features geothermally heated sea water.
Situated in the town of Husavik, which is the whale watching capital of Europe, the sea water here is enriched with salt and other minerals renowned for their healing properties. Offering amazing sea views with the unmistakable Icelandic mountains in frame, the Geosea Baths here are very highly recommended. You’ll even find a restaurant here, so you can enjoy some delicious food after your soak.