Love a bit of luxury? Well, it’s your lucky day because Iceland‘s famous Blue Lagoon is getting a bit of a makeover and it comes in the form of a new luxury five-star hotel.
The Moss Hotel (apt name if you think about it) at the Blue Lagoon – one of the nation’s top tourist attractions – is going to open in autumn 2017. Part of a major expansion (they’ve increased the area by almost 50%), it’s hoped the new space will reduce the notorious waiting times and queues.
So what can you expect from the classy new hotel? Apart from the wondrous views of the lagoon, expect floor-to-ceiling windows, terraces that will give direct access to the geothermal waters and balconies that look onto the volcanic horizon.
As the website explains, the new hotel will be ‘built into a moss-covered lava flow dating from the year 1226’, and will be powered by sustainable energy (woo!). Bonus info: every room (yes, every room) provides access to the lagoon, so you won’t have to line up at all. Bliss.
Located on a lava plain along Iceland’s breathtaking Reykjanes Peninsula, the lagoon contains a staggering nine million litres of geothermal seawater. And if you didn’t already know, the water comes from the Svartsengí geothermal field and recirculates over a period of 40 hours!
Aside from the fabulous new hotel, you’ll also find a sauna, steam room, lounge, café, swanky bar, in-water massage and treatments (divine) and of course, the roaring waterfall.
Insider Tip: the Moss Hotel doesn’t open until the end of 2018, but the Blue Lagoon’s Silica Hotel and Retreat Hotel are open if you can’t wait until then. Start booking your rooms now!