Work begins on new North Iceland spa resort

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Computer-generated image. Photo: Sjóböð

Work begins today on a brand-new spa resort near the North Iceland town of Húsavík, which is expected to welcome 40,000 visitors in its first year of operations.

The resort will be called Sjóböð (meaning ‘sea baths’) and the pool will be filled with hot sea-water from drill holes in the area. Work on Sjóböð is fully funded and the new resort is expected to open its doors to the public in the first half of 2018.

Some 200,000 tourists are expected to visit Húsavík this year and Sjóböð will be a welcome addition to the range of attractions that the area boasts, says Icelandic Minister for Industry and Trade Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir.

Plans includes 500m2 of building space and a bathing area of 1,000m2. A 70-100 room spa hotel is also planned.

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Computer-generated image. Photo: Sjóböð

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