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No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to one of Reykjavik’s many spas. Icelanders’ love of spending time in the water runs deep in their culture.
No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to one of Reykjavik’s many spas. Icelanders’ love of spending time in the water runs deep in their culture. To understand why, you just need to visitspas in Icelandand experience the power of naturally-sourced mineral water!
Find the Best Spas in the World’s Geothermal Capital
Young couple receiving head massage at beauty spa
With plenty of spa hotels and centers to choose from in downtown Reykjavik, your next pampering session is always within hands reach. We’ve listed our favorite places to help you choose the best spot for you. Enjoy!
1. Reykjavík Spa with a Scent of Asia
Reykjavik Spa is located inside theGrand Hotel Reykjavik, right off the city center.
If you’re looking for a modern and luxurious spa with a range of treatments, this may be just what you need. Reykjavik Spa sells Icelandic and internationalbeauty productsthat they also use during treatments.
The spa contains six beauty rooms and an area with an infrared sauna, two hot tubs, and a fireplace. All guests are provided with a bathrobe, slippers, and a towel to use at the spa.
The regular price to visit the spa is4.400 ISK, but Grand Reykjavik Hotel guests can enjoy the service for a discounted price. Please keep in mind that Reykjavik Spa isclosed on Sundays.
Reykjavik Day Spa offers a range of massages and beauty treatments
2. Reykjavik Day Spa for Massages
Reykjavik Day Spa specializes inmassages and beauty treatments. Choose from a range of different massages: aromatherapy, hot stone, relaxation, deep tissue, sports, and traditional. You can also choose the length of your massage, from 25 or 50 minutes to 80 minutes.
Unlike some other spas on our list, Reykjavik Day Spa doesn’t have an area with hot tubs or saunas. Instead, they focus on beauty treatments and massages. If you’re in need of quality back rub, this is the place.
Reykjavik Day Spa is located in the city center,near cafés and bars. Prices for massages vary from6.400 ISKto16.900 ISK. A manicure with nail polish will cost you7.500 ISK. The full price list is available on the spa’s website.
Hot stone massage therapy is known to increase blood circulation and ease muscle stiffness
3. Hreyfing Spa — Sports and Pampering Combined
Hreyfing Spa is a joint project by the Hreyfing fitness center and famousBlue Lagoon Spain Reykjavik. Save yourself some time and hassle by getting all your beauty, sport, and pampering treatments in one place!
Hreyfing is a luxurious center that encompasses a gym, outdoor facilities with hot tubs, saunas, and steam and relaxation rooms. The spa offers a wide range ofbeauty treatments. Choose from facials, manicures, massages, scrubs, and everything in between.
Pampering packages for two will cost you from16.900 ISKto39.900 ISK, while prices for group spa packages start at4.000 ISKper person. The spa uses the same skincare and beauty products asthe Blue Lagoon.
Find Hreyfing Spa in Glæsibær, right by theshopping centerof the same name.
Icelanders love soaking in geothermal pools and bathing in hot streams
4. Laugar Spa — Relax in a Casual Environment
Laugar Spa in Reykjavik offers a full set of activities and treatments. Together with the World Class Gym, Laugar Spa gives you access to a number offitness classesand a fully equipped gym. The spa encompasses hot outdoor pools, jacuzzis both inside and outside, and a café.
This spa is more on the casual side of the spas on our list, but the atmosphere is relaxing nonetheless. It’s a nice spot for exercise and a relaxing soak in a hot pool afterward.
Treatments at Laugar Spa include various massages, scrubs, beauty procedures, andspa experiences for different occasions. Pick from a range of spa packages, such as “Golfer’s Dream,” or “Wedding Bliss.” Make sure to book your treatment in advance, as they tend to fill up pretty quickly.
A day pass to the gym and spa costs5.490 ISK, while membership prices vary by contract length.
The spa is based inside the World Class Gym near Laugardalslaug gardens and zoo.
Just like most Hilton hotels around the world, the Reykjavik location promises first-class service and the ultimate escape from everyday life. As utopian as it sounds, Hilton does make you forget all your worries with theircomplimentary head and shoulder massage!
The spa features two hot tubs, a pool, two steam rooms, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub. If spa pleasures make you peckish, grab a bite fromHilton Spa Bistro. Spa treatments include various massages, facials, aromatherapy, manicure, and packages for a luxury spa experience. The spa usesorganic skin productsand provides its guests with bathrobes.
Access to the spa and fitness center costs5.490 ISK, but hotel guests and groups of over 8 people can get a discount.