Surrounded by trees, this exotic endless geothermal “forest lagoon” has opened in Iceland
Think of Iceland, and you can’t ignore its magnificent geothermal pools. And the latest to be added to the list is “Forest Lagoon” or Skogarboo as it is also called. The exotic site covers 500 square meters and is just as welcoming (if not more) than the rest of its counterparts!
Although the Forest Lagoon is a little smaller than other geothermal pools in Iceland, it is dotted with trees on all sides. This is a rare phenomenon given that only three percent of the country’s landmass is classified as forested.
According to reports, the lagoon offers “stunning views of the fjord and mountain range” and allows guests to “experience the midnight sun, awe-inspiring sunsets, northern lights and stargazing opportunities all the year”. The pool is also connected to treetop walking trails and a wealth of natural wildlife.
Located in the picturesque town of Akureyri, in the north of Iceland, the site also offers ideal temperatures for swimming. Guests can opt for an experience at the Forest Lagoon (which is naturally kept at cool temperatures of 39°C to 42°C), an infinity oasis, a cold plunge pool, and a sauna.
And what’s more! There are also two lagoon bars, a fire pit to dry off, as well as a bistro dining experience where visitors can sample the traditional “smorrebrod” – rye bread sandwiches topped with fish, cold cuts or cheese. and a drink of their choice.
Commenting on the experience and the element of sustainability, Chairman of the Board, Sigriour M Hammer, said: “We strongly believe that the introduction of a new natural geothermal pool to the area will inspire visitors to spend more of time in Akureyri and its surroundings. This, in turn, will have a positive ripple effect on local businesses and the local economy.
Prices for the Forest Lagoon start at $43 (approx) per guest, with the site due to open in April this year. It will be able to accommodate up to 200 visitors at a time and will remain open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight. Fancy a holiday in Iceland?