11.11.2023 - 14:27 / insider.com
As a hub of geothermal activity, Iceland features dozens of lagoons, hot springs, and pools where tourists can swim in the warm, mineral-rich waters year-round.
During a trip to Iceland over the summer, I visited three popular lagoons in different parts of the country to compare their amenities and overall experiences: the Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon.
For the purposes of my analysis, I chose the least-expensive admission price at all three sites.
While I enjoyed my visits to Sky Lagoon and the Secret Lagoon, I didn't expect to love the expensive, touristy Blue Lagoon as much as I did. Take a look at how the three hot spots compare.
Located about 60 miles from downtown Reykjavík, Buubble by Airmango offers guests the chance to sleep in clear plastic bubbles in the woods for uninterrupted views of Iceland's natural beauty.
According to recent reports, Iceland’s tourism industry is on track for a banner year in 2023, producing record highs in visitation and spending.
Deserted beaches, ink-black cliffs, glacier-gouged valleys, snow-crusted peaks: the Westfjords encapsulates all the natural splendor you’d expect from Iceland – only without the crowds.
Thirteen years after the Eyjafjallajökull volcano famously spewed ash into European airspace, multiple eruptions across Iceland have spawned an unlikely new travel trend - volcano tourism.
You don't need sunshine to visit the beach. These cold weather stretches of sand are just as majestic. Although they are usually packaged as sun, sea and sand, beaches do just fine without the sun part.
Iceland’s volcano watch continues. For several weeks, thousands of small earthquakes have pointed to an increasingly likely eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano located near Grindavík, a fishing town located just 16 miles from Keflavík airport, the country’s largest airport and the main hub for international flights.
AccuWeather meteorologists warned Nov. 13 that flight disruptions could be a possibility in the coming weeks if a volcano in Iceland showing increased signs of seismic activity erupts.
Safety is a top concern for many when choosing where to travel — a consideration that carries even more importance given the current landscape in the Middle East with the Israel-Hamas war and the U.S. State Department’s worldwide caution travel advisory. To help pinpoint safe countries for travel in 2024, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has published its “Safest Destinations” report for the ninth year in a row. The report ranks both the top safety countries and the top safest cities globally.
Icelandic authorities have declared a state of emergency after hundreds of small earthquakes have rocked the Reykjanes Peninsula - the island nation’s most populated region - for more than two weeks.
The iconic Blue Lagoon has extended its closure through the end of the month as Iceland continues to prepare for a likely volcanic eruption following an increase in seismic activity.
Over several weeks, thousands of small earthquakes have shaken Iceland, splitting pavements, spurring evacuations and even shutting down the country’s most popular tourist attraction, as the country braces for the eruption of a volcano within 20 miles of the country’s main international airport.