Stay in this serene luxury hotel built within one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Image by The Retreat.

Situated atop an 800-year-old lava field and surrounded by Iceland‘s world-famous geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon, The Retreat is the first luxury hotel and spa in the region.

Once you lay eyes on the wide array of spa amenities available, you’ll instantly feel your mind and body relax. Enjoy secluded access to the blue lagoon, a lava rock-heated steam room and even a cold well, and pamper yourself with the hotel’s signature treatment, where you’ll lie on a floating mattress lightly submerged in the lagoon while a therapist slathers you with natural minerals before giving you a full-body massage.

The luxury property has 62 suites that afford breathtaking vistas of the iridescent turquoise waters and multi-hued lava in the landscape. If you prefer more exclusivity, opt to stay in the Lagoon Suite, where you can walk out of your doorway right into the famous revitalising waters of the lagoon.

Walk out of your room and straight into the Blue Lagoon. Image by The Retreat.

At the on-site Moss restaurant, you’ll be able to sample a wide variety of local Icelandic cuisine over a seven-course tasting menu. If you’re an oenophile, opt to pair your food with wines stored in a special lava rock cave.

When night falls, you may even see the Northern Lights dancing in the horizon if you’re lucky enough. The hotel also offers complimentary yoga sessions and guided group hikes.

Room tariffs begin from ISK180,000 (S$2252) per night.

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