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The Top 5 Spas in Reykjavik

|July 20, 2023
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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.


Find the Best Spas in the World’s Geothermal Capital

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 visit spas in Iceland and experience the power of naturally-sourced mineral water!

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 wellness places to help you choose the best spot for you. Enjoy!

1. Reykjavík Spa with a Scent of Asia

Reykjavik Spa is located inside the Grand 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 international beauty products that 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 is 4.800 ISK, but Grand Reykjavik Hotel guests can enjoy the service for a 50% discounted price. Please keep in mind that Reykjavik Spa is closed on Mondays.

Website: http://www.reykjavikspa.is/

Opening times:

Tue to Sat 12:00-18:00 

Sun 11:00-15:00

Mon Closed

Young couple receiving head massage at beauty spa

2. Sky Lagoon: Oceanside Geothermal Spa in Iceland

Opened in April 2021, Sky Lagoon offers a unique Icelandic bathing experience right by the ocean. The spa is inspired by Icelandic culture, history, and heritage, providing a journey of the senses powered by nature's elements. 

Visitors can indulge in the Seven-Step Ritual, which includes relaxing in the geothermal lagoon, taking a cold plunge, enjoying a sauna with a panoramic view, walking through an energizing cold mist, applying a rejuvenating Sky Body Scrub, immersing in a steam bath, and finally, taking a refreshing shower. 

The spa offers various packages, with prices starting from 6,790 ISK for a quick lagoon access to 12,790 ISK for the premium experience with private changing facilities. For those interested in Icelandic flavors, Sky Café, Smakk Bar, and Sky Bar offer dishes and drinks from local vendors. The spa is conveniently located in Kópavogur, just minutes from Reykjavík's city center.

Website: https://www.skylagoon.com/ 

Opening times: Every day 9:00 – 11:00

Sky Lagoon near Reykjavik

3. Hreyfing Spa — Sports and Pampering Combined

Hreyfing Spa is a joint project by the Hreyfing fitness center and the famous Blue Lagoon Spa in 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 of beauty treatments. Choose from facials, manicures, massages, scrubs, and everything in between.

Pampering packages for two will cost you from 27.980 ISK to 61.870 ISK, while prices for group spa packages start at 5.900 ISK per person. The spa uses the same skincare and beauty products as the Blue Lagoon.

Find Hreyfing Spa in Glæsibær, right by the shopping center of the same name.

Website: https://www.hreyfing.is/hreyfing-spa/

Opening times:

Mon to Fri 9:00-19:00

Sat 9:00-17:00

Sun 10:00-17:00

Hot stone massage therapy is known to increase blood circulation and ease muscle stiffness

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 of fitness classes and 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, and spa 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.

 

Laugar Spa

 

A day pass to the gym and spa costs 7.090 ISK, while membership prices vary by contract length.

The spa is based inside the World Class Gym near Laugardalslaug gardens and zoo.

Website: https://www.laugarspa.com/

Opening times:

General opening times:

Mon to Fri 6:00-23:00

Sat and Sun 8:00-21:30

Beauty treatments and spa center:

Mon, Tue, Wed 9:00-17:00

Thu, Fri 9:00-19:00

Sat 10:00-16:00

Sun Closed

5. Hilton Reykjavik Spa: First-class Luxury

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 their complimentary 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 from Hilton Spa Bistro. Spa treatments include various massages, facials, aromatherapy, manicure, and packages for a luxury spa experience. The spa uses organic skin products and provides its guests with bathrobes.

 

Hilton Reykjavík Spa

 

Access to the spa and fitness center costs 6.900 ISK, but hotel guests and groups of over 8 people can get a discount.

Hilton Reykjavik Spa is also open on Sundays!

Website: https://www.hiltonreykjavikspa.is

Opening times:

Mon to Fri 9:00-20:00

Sat 9:00-18:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Reykjavik has plenty of spa opportunities to fit every need and budget. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating spa treatment, you’ll find the best options in Reykjavik.

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