The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is getting a luxury hotel inside a lava flow, and it looks SO relaxingly ethereal
A new luxury hotel and spa, the Lava Cove and Moss Hotel, will open at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland this fall.
Iceland‘s Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s most iconic and popular attractions. The geothermal spa has been open to public bathing since 1987, and attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year.
For travelers who don’t like crowds — and who have the means — the luxury property could make a trip to Iceland even better.
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The new luxury project has four connected properties: Lava Cove is a “subterranean wellness experience;” the Lava Lagoon is a lagoon sourced from the same volcanic aquifer as the Blue Lagoon; Moss Hotel is a 62-room luxury hotel surrounded by the Lava Lagoon; and Moss Restaurant is fine dining that focuses on Iceland’s culinary heritage.
All of that is built on an 800-year-old lava flow surrounded by volcanic rock that provides plenty of privacy.
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The property is about a 10-minute walk from the Blue Lagoon.
This article originally appeared in Travel & Leisure.