Five Unique Geothermal Spas to Visit in Iceland | Canadian Geographic Travel
The English have their pubs, Brazilians have their beaches, and Icelanders have their pools. Set against the lunar landscape of sprawling lava fields, a visit to one of Iceland’s geothermal baths is an otherworldly experience, especially during the winter, when the long nights are often illuminated by the ribboning northern lights.
Geothermal energy is a cornerstone of Icelandic living. It’s used to warm homes, power greenhouses, and heat the country’s 200-plus sundlaugar (swimming pools) and spas, which are wonderful places to relax, to be sure, but also social spaces where locals gather to catch up. Take these five must-not-miss opportunities to dip into Iceland’s mineral-rich waters.
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