The Retreat carved out of Icelandic volcanic earth

Destinations — 01.01.18 BY Jill Stockbridge

A retreat built for relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration in an astonishing volcanic region of Iceland.

Blue Lagoon Iceland will open The Retreat at Blue Lagoon in early 2018. Built into an 800-year-old lava flow in an astonishing volcanic region and surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, the Retreat will be a place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration.

The spa is literally carved into the volcanic earth, and based around the waters of the Blue Lagoon, and is in the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark.

The resort offers 62 elegant guest suites set in and around the lava.  The dining concept is based on the reinvention of Iceland’s culinary heritage, with emphasis on locally sourced ingredients from the country’s seas, mountains, rivers, farms, and geothermal greenhouses.