Sky Lagoon with Ocean View
A geothermal lagoon, being constructed on Kársnes point in Kópavogur, just south of Reykjavík, has been given the name Sky Lagoon, Morgunblaðið reports. It is set to open next year.
The first phase of the project includes a geothermal lagoon on the ocean, with a view of the ocean and of Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, as well as a cold pool and steam baths.
The project is one of the largest in Iceland’s travel industry in recent years, estimated to cost ISK 4 billion (USD 30 million; EUR 26 million).
“The surprise factor in the experience is the sky,” states Dagný Pétursdóttir, managing director of Sky Lagoon. Her prior work experience includes being managing director of the Blue Lagoon.
The international travel experience company Pursuit, owned by Viad, is behind the project. In addition, Pursuit operates the flight ride theater FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavík.
“This is such an exciting project, both because Pursuit brings so much professional knowledge and experience from large experience projects to the table, which complements my experience,” Dagný states. “Taking part in the design and preparation for Sky Lagoon from the start has been a dream job. I don’t hesitate to assert that nowhere has as much work been put into the design of experience and view as in this project.”
The spa experience will be uniquely Icelandic, with a reference to history, including a turf house, she adds.