An oceanfront geothermal lagoon with a swim-up bar is opening in Iceland next year


Looking at the same four walls for the better part of the year has left us craving a getaway.

Most people are planning 2021 to be a year packed full of holidays (if permitted by then, of course).

Whether it’s trips away with friends, family or a partner – quite literally anything that gets us out the house will do.

The good news is that there’s plenty of beauty spots to add to the post-pandemic bucket list – including a new lagoon which is launching in Iceland next year.

Sky Lagoon is set to open on the oceanfront at Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur – just a stone’s throw from capital city Reykjavik.

Not only will the geothermal lagoon boast delightful sights of the Atlantic Ocean by day, but it will also offer incredible views of the Northern Lights by night.

So guests can enjoy sunsets, sunrises and evening stars, on the dramatic ocean backdrop.

The man-made pool will feature a 70-metre infinity edge that blends into the ocean landscape, as well as a cold pool, sauna and a swim-up bar – so guests won’t be short of things to do.

While an exact opening date hasn’t been announced by Pursuit – the hospitality company behind the project – it has said the lagoon should be ready for spring 2021 (which gives us plenty of time to save up).

In a statement Dagny Petursdottir, the 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.

‘Spending time relaxing in natural geothermal waters is an integral part of our culture here in Iceland.’

Those who can’t wait until spring next year for a trip will find more inspiration a little closer to home, with a plethora of dreamy UK Airbnbs for large groups and stunning country houses.