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Healing Geothermal Waters Await at This Blue Lagoon Resort
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown

At least once a decade, it’s important to let yourself really indulge in an epic, once-in-a-lifetime birthday extravaganza. And when that time hits, we can’t recommend a trip to the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland more highly. Tucked away in a volcanic landscape of black rocks covered in vibrant green moss, there’s a luxurious getaway with beautiful suites, a couple of fantastic restaurants and a spa that’ll have you immersed in geothermal waters for the ultimate in relaxation practices. 

Photography by Giorgio Possenti

Your Own Private Lagoon

The floor-to-ceiling glass windows at Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland look out onto a volcanic terrain like no other. Stay in the Lagoon Suite and you’ll have your own private lagoon throughout this incredible birthday celebration. Go with the Lava View Junior Suite if you want to be able to reach out and touch the once-molten lava. Or, lock in the Moss Suite to hang on the balcony overlooking the expansive black volcanic rock covered in bright green moss.

Lava & Moss

A towering sky-high space built into an 800-year-old lava cliff on the west bank of Blue Lagoon, Lava Restaurant offers gourmet dining overlooking the steamy waters. It’s here that the magic feeling of birthday reflection will likely kick in, as you taste your way through a gourmet three-course meal and sip delicious wines. Meanwhile, over at Moss Restaurant, you can dine on a more Icelandic seasonal meal in a cozy space overlooking the volcanic horizon. Both spots are kind of amazing, so why not try one on your birthday eve and the other on your actual b-day.

Silica, Algae, Minerals

And now for the real good birthday stuff. The Retreat Spa at Blue Lagoon is insane, y’all. You can do a two-hour massage in the geothermal seawaters of the lagoon. You can get beauty treatments that bring radiance and rejuvenation via the silica, algae and minerals in the water. You can soak in a private, hidden spa with a wood-burning fireplace, butler, on-call chef, on-call masseuse and on-call yoga instructor. Basically, if your birthday goals include relaxation, Blue Lagoon has it on lock.

Check out everything else you need to do while in Iceland →

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