Bathing Trip to Iceland

Looking over the lagoon in Grindavik.
The Blue Lagoon is beautiful to go in sunshine but even in rain.

Icelanders are bathing crazy since they always have had access to the hot water in nature so why not join them and do a bathing trip to Iceland? Here is a suggestion for a seven days trip to Iceland with bathing every day. Some of the pools are nice, modern spas with changing rooms and showers but the natural pools are very basic, just hot water welling up in nature, no changing rooms, toilets or showers.

Day 1
Arrival to Iceland. After pick-up at airport we go to the Blue Lagoon where you enjoy the hot water before going to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Day 2
Golden Circle tour with national park Thingvellir where the viking parliament used to be located – unique because of its nature, golden waterfall Gullfoss and geothermal area Geysir. Bathing at the Secret Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik.

Day 3
Volcanic and Glaical South Coast of Iceland with – like the name of the tour states – all kinds of magnificent waterfalls, new and old volcanoes, vast and thick glaciers and then the beautiful black beach Reynisfjara with the basalt stacks. Optional to take a short hike to Seljavallalaug for bathing but please notice that there are no changing rooms or showers. You can also take an optional 1.5 hours hike up to a hot river for bathing. The hike down takes 1 hour. Back to Reykjavik. No facilities at the hot river.

Secret Lagoon and surroundings.
The Secret Lagoon is a wonderful place for bathing despite this shark.

Day 4
Landmannalaugar reservation area in the interior of Iceland (summers only). During the tour you see volcanic desserts, lava and then very colorful, unique nature and shapes in the mountains. We are driving along Mt Hekla which is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Iceland. Optional to take a bath in the hot spring. No changing facilities but showers.

Day 5
Western interior with waterfalls driving along one of the most beautiful fjords in this country, lava field, glacial rivers, driving all the way up to the glacier Langjokull (in summer only) and then back to Europe’s biggest hot spring. Bathing in Krauma Spa.

Day 6
Snaefellsjokull national park crossing lava fields, driving around the volcano and along the Atlantic, passing craters and all kinds of shapes in the nature. Optional to go to a natural hot spring for bathing. No facilities at the hot spring.

Day 7
Public swimming pool to bathe with the locals. Transfer to airport.

Please notice that the natural hot pools are optional. The natural hot pools can be crowded.