Wellness trips in Iceland

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What to do in Iceland?

Iceland is one of Europe’s fastest growing tourist destinations and with so much beauty, variety and culture, it’s no wonder that tourists keep returning to the island. If you haven’t yet been and are wondering if Iceland is for you, be inspired our top 5 reasons to travel to Iceland:

  • For a trip that’s suitable for any age or traveller. Whether you’re travelling with children, with friends, as a couple or going solo, Iceland is the perfect destination. Children and adults alike will be blown away by the dramatic cliffs of the fjords or the thrill of seeing a whale up close.
  • For a culture trip. Reykjavik is well known for its artsy atmosphere and you will notice this as soon as you step foot in this cool city, with cool bars, cafes, museums, galleries and shops around every corner.
  • For delicious food. Stay in Reykjavik for a taste of haute cuisine in any of the cool, minimalistic restaurants that are becoming famous here, or go off the beaten track; going on a fishing trip in the afternoon to catch your evening meal. Iceland’s fresh seafood is unbeatable and this alone is well worth the trip!
  • For an experience of Iceland’s animals. See the wild ponies that roam the fjords here as you hike around this incredible location. Visit the westman islands to see the famous puffins that live here in their hundreds. Go on a once in a lifetime cruise to see the whales and killer whales that live in the waters surrounding Iceland.  
  • For more natural beauty than you’ve ever seen. Visit one of the many stunning waterfalls, fjords, villages, beaches, cities or forests here, which are almost entirely untouched. Godafoss, meaning ‘the waterfall of the gods’ is just one unmissable spot, why not have a picnic here to truly enjoy it. The black sand beach is just one example of an incredible Icelandic cove, with so many more, such as Diamond Beach.
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Start planning your wellness vacation in Iceland

Iceland is a land of great natural beauty, inspiring both myth and legend. But beyond the folklore, Iceland wellness vacations are a great way to have a relaxing break. Not only does Iceland's beautiful countryside make it an idyllic destination, but Iceland promises organic, geothermal springs, rich in healing properties. Discover these mineral-rich waters on a wellness trip in Iceland alongside cool sea therapies and delicious and healthy organic local cuisine.

What makes Iceland a great destination for a wellness trip?

Iceland is home to the Blue Lagoon, a naturally-heated spring famed the world over for its healing properties and minerals. The wonders of Iceland aren't limited to hot springs, though, with one of the lowest rates of smog in the western world and a night sky rich in stars, mostly free from light pollution. Organic and healthy food is also on the menu across the country, making Iceland one of the best wellness locations in the world.

The best wellness experiences in Iceland

Iceland is a perfect destination if you’re seeking a wellness break. You can relax in geothermal pools, indulge in healthy, nourishing food and get fit while hiking across its beautiful landscapes. 

Take a dip in Iceland hot springs

Iceland has a huge number of hot springs thanks to its natural volcanic landscape. The most famous geothermal spring is the Blue Lagoon, famous for its algae that transforms the water into a bright blue color. All springs are rich in naturally occurring minerals which boost health and vitality

Hike in Thingvellir National Park

Experience the remarkable diversity of Icelandic geography by exercising and breathing in the country's infamously clean air on a hike in Thingvellir National Park​. A great way to add adventure to your trip, admire incredible waterfalls and geothermal pools on this romantic and peaceful trail. 

Enjoy sea therapy at Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach​

At Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach​​, hot water from the geothermal springs mingles with the cool seawater, infused with minerals from the Arctic. Relax and recline in these healing waters and feel the calming natural environment soothe your body. 

Indulge in organic food

Iceland has a rich, organic, farm-to-table (and ocean-to-table) tradition. At farmers’ markets and in restaurants, you can indulge in healthy, nourishing fresh produce, from favorites like pickled herring to hearty soups like Kjötsupa.

Cycle in an incomparable landscape

Iceland has one of the most unique landscapes in all of Northern Europe, and it offers plenty of opportunity to engage in exercise, such as cycling across the Atlantic Ridge Mountains, where you'll gulp in clean Arctic air. From volcanic rock to crystal-clear fjords, the landscape will wow.

Tips for planning a wellness getaway in Iceland

For the ultimate wellness trip in Iceland, it's best to visit in the summer months. The long days of near endless sunshine and mild temperatures mean you can pack light and make the most of the great outdoors. However, the hot springs are still toasty in winter, and you may see the northern lights if you visit then.

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