Pictured: The amazing new ‘infinity edge’ geothermal lagoon set to open in Iceland in 2021, which will offer ocean views and a swim-up bar
- The Sky Lagoon will be located in Kársnes Harbour, just minutes from Reykjavik’s vibrant city centre
- Developer Pursuit says the epic lagoon’s 230ft ‘infinity edge’ will blend into the ‘ocean landscape’
- The lagoon’s design elements are inspired by Icelandic culture and Iceland’s cinematic landscape
Instagrammers will have yet another reason to visit Iceland next year – because an epic new geothermal lagoon is set to open.
Their appetites for lagoon shots in the country are currently sated, in the main, by the pristine and seductive Blue Lagoon.
But in 2021, Iceland’s lagoon offering is being seriously ramped up by Sky Lagoon, which will offer ocean views and an in-lagoon bar.
A rendering of the new Sky Lagoon, which is set to open in Iceland in 2021. Pictured is the swim-up bar
Located in Kársnes Harbour, the new geothermal lagoon is just minutes from Reykjavik’s vibrant city centre
Developer Pursuit says the lagoon will showcase expansive ocean vistas punctuated by awe-inspiring sunsets, Northern Lights and dark sky views
It will be located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, and just minutes from Reykjavik’s vibrant city centre.
According to the developer, Pursuit, it will ‘showcase expansive ocean vistas punctuated by awe-inspiring sunsets, Northern Lights and dark sky views’.
It added that the lagoon’s design ‘draws inspiration from the breathtaking and cinematic landscapes of Iceland, creating an oasis within the city’.
The lagoon’s 230ft (70-metre) infinity-edge, meanwhile, will ‘produce a visual effect that will blend into the ocean landscape’.
Pursuit says: ‘Sky Lagoon’s multi-sensory oasis will feature an ocean-side infinity-edge design in addition to cold pool and sauna experiences.’ Pictured is the infinity edge
The lagoon’s design ‘draws inspiration from the breathtaking and cinematic landscapes of Iceland’
The lagoon’s general manager, Dagny Petursdottir, said: ‘Spending time relaxing in natural geothermal waters is an integral part of our culture here in Iceland’
Facilities around the lagoon include a sauna, pictured, which will give guests amazing views of the ocean
Pursuit continued: ‘Further design elements are influenced by Icelandic culture, creating a distinctive guest experience modelled after Icelandic turf houses and its restorative spa-like ritual rooted in Icelandic tradition.’
Dagny Petursdottir, general manager of Sky Lagoon, said: ‘We are thrilled to unveil plans to develop a remarkable geothermal lagoon experience along one of Iceland’s most stunning oceanfront locations.
‘The rejuvenating and relaxing retreat, situated against the dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean yet so close to Reykjavik’s vibrant urban centre, will enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters while taking in such impressive ocean views.
A rendering showing an aerial view of the Reykjavik lagoon, which is described as being an ‘oasis within the city’
‘Spending time relaxing in natural geothermal waters is an integral part of our culture here in Iceland.
‘Sky Lagoon’s multi-sensory oasis will feature an ocean-side infinity-edge design in addition to cold pool and sauna experiences. Additional amenities will include an in-lagoon bar, dining experience and unique retail offerings.’
David Barry, president of Pursuit, said: ‘At Pursuit, we are focused on connecting guests to iconic places through unforgettable and inspiring experiences.
‘Iceland is one of those authentic and remarkable places that has the power to excite and inspire.
‘Following the recent launch of our visually stunning FlyOver Iceland experience, we are thrilled to announce our continued commitment to Iceland with the inclusion of Sky Lagoon to our collection of world-class travel experiences.’
Iceland re-opened its borders earlier this week (June 15) after closing them in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pristine and seductive Blue Lagoon, which is the most-well known lagoon in Iceland