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Iceland has been one of the trendiest destinations for many years already, and the Sky Lagoon might make you want to go there even more. You probably already know about the world-famous Blue Lagoon, but this newer attraction has unique features like beautiful ocean views.

Iceland is not a great destination if you are a budget traveler: it’s arguably one of the most expensive countries in the world (it’s definitely not one of the 40 cheapest countries to travel to, where C$40 per day is enough).

But Iceland sure is beautiful. And if you have the Northern European island nation on your bucket list, maybe you’ll want to add the Sky Lagoon to your itinerary. Especially if you win our Flytrippers giveaway for a free pair of plane tickets from the Toronto area to Iceland.


Iceland Sky Lagoon video

Iceland has long been known for its geothermal lagoons and the new oceanfront Sky Lagoon is certainly taking that up a notch.

Let’s start with a video of Iceland’s Sky Lagoon.


Iceland Sky Lagoon features

The Sky Lagoon’s name comes from its location “where the ocean meets the sky.”

Infinity ledge at the Iceland Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


So the setting itself looks amazing: we all love ocean views. Especially with the Sky Lagoon’s 70-meter long (230-feet) infinity ledge.

The Sky Lagoon faces West, so sunsets over the North Atlantic Ocean are epic seen from there. Admiring Iceland’s famous Northern Lights too!

Beautiful sunset seen from the Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


Add the Sky Lagoon’s beautiful Icelandic design that reminds visitors of the beautiful green landscapes…

Icelandic-inspired design at the Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


… the iconic fjords found all across the country…

The fjord-lined Iceland Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


… and inspired by the iconic traditional turf houses of Iceland…

Turf house-inspired design at the Iceland Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


… and the Iceland Sky Lagoon has become a favorite for those visiting the beautiful volcanic island.


Iceland Sky Lagoon experience

Apart from the thermal experience, the Iceland Sky Lagoon also has a swim-up bar, a dining area, and shopping options.

The thermal experience is as Icelandic as it gets. It’s a must when visiting Iceland.

So the Sky Lagoon has cold pools, saunas, steam rooms, and everything else you’d expect.

The sauna at the Iceland Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


Here is how the Iceland Sky Lagoon describes the 7-step ritual:

The Iceland Sky Lagoon 7-step ritual (photo credit: Pursuit / Sky Lagoon)


Iceland Sky Lagoon location

The Sky Lagoon is located just across from Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital and largest city. More specifically, it is at the end of the small peninsula in Kópavogur called Kársnes Harbour.

Here is the Sky Lagoon location on a map.

Map of the Iceland Sky Lagoon location (image credit: Google Maps)


Iceland Sky Lagoon price & booking

Entrance to the Sky Lagoon costs 6,790 ISK (≈ C$67).

It could have been worse, considering a burger costs about $40 in many Icelandic restaurants, it’s being marketed as a premium experience, and it’s newer and better-located than the Blue Lagoon (9,990 ISK or ≈ C$99).

It’s approximately the required budget for 1 and a half full days of travel in affordable countries, but it’s still worth it if you’re in Iceland. 

By the way, we usually recommend booking your attractions and activities online to make sure you get the best price and avoid waiting in line (or missing out if it is something that can sell out like the famous Alhambra de Granada I visited in Spain in 2019).

Icelandic landscapes seen from the Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Instagram)


Iceland Sky Lagoon lodging

There are plenty of lodging options in Reykjavík, all pretty expensive though. You can compare on Trivago, as always.

We loved our short time in the city and strongly recommend the Galaxy Pod Hostel if you want to experience sleeping in a capsule bed! It’s also one of the most budget-friendly options in town. Update: it seems to be closed temporarily, you can compare other affordable options on Hostelworld.

Hostels (image credit: Hostelworld)


Getting to Iceland

We used to spot flights to Iceland in the $100s roundtrip from Montreal to Toronto thanks to our beloved Icelandic ultra low-cost carrier, WOW air. Its successor, PLAY, now only serves the Toronto area (Hamilton), but prices are in the $300s roundtrip. Deals from other Canadian cities aren’t as common anymore.

You can read our teaser about how to find cheaper flights.


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The Iceland Sky Lagoon is an epic addition to an already beautiful country. The premium oceanfront geothermal experience has unsurprisingly become a favorite attraction in Iceland.


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Featured image: Iceland Sky Lagoon (photo credit: Sky Lagoon, Official Facebook)

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 71/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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