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Cold Plunges and Hot Springs: Interesting water wellness therapies around the world

Hot springs and cold plunges have become major trends in the wellness industry. Numerous new destinations around the world are emerging, and long-abandoned facilities are being revitalized all around the world. We are now seeing developers integrating live entertainment, food and water-based wellness classes into the traditional soaking experience.

Here are some of the most interesting experiential water wellness spots to consider as you plan your travels this year!


Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Iceland and discover a remarkable path to relaxation for your mind, body, and soul at the Sky Lagoon. Experience The Ritual, a 7-step journey designed to rejuvenate your senses, ignite transformation, and forge a profound connection with the natural elements.


How to get here

Sky Lagoon is located at Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, in the capital region. Only a few minutes' drive from the city centre making it the perfect stop when in Reykjavík. You can also take Bus # 4 and stop at Hamraborg, and then take Bus #35 to Hafnabraut which is pretty close to the location.


Other details

Kids under 12 are not allowed. The lagoon is about 100F, which is like sitting in a hot tub! It is only 3.9 ft deep, wheelchair accessible. Pre-booking is strongly recommended.