Why Choose a Sky Lagoon Tour?
On the cliffs overlooking the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Sky Lagoon offers one of the Reykjavík area’s most exclusive destinations. Kick back in these state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy summer sunsets or the colours of the Northern Lights above your head.
Opening only in 2021, it’s one of the newest spas in Iceland. With spectacular views framed by rocky walls, a swim-up bar, a warm waterfall and a complete spa package, it’s a very welcome addition to the country’s wide offering. What’s more, it’s only a stone’s throw from the bustle of the capital city.
On a Sky Lagoon tour, you’ll see the best of this luxury spa without the hassle of managing your own transport. We’ll take you from downtown Reykjavík to the Lagoon, seven kilometres (4.5 miles) from the city centre (but well within the city itself). And if you’d like to, we can show you the rest of Iceland while you’re here.
At Icelandia, we offer a range of travel options. Keep it simple, and let us take you to the Sky Lagoon from Reykjavík. Our basic tours provide a transfer and Sky Lagoon admission tickets, including the Lagoon’s famous Ritual as part of the package.
Or you can visit the Sky Lagoon while exploring the most thrilling sights on the south coast of Iceland. For example, join a Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle tour to see the famous travel route, or join a Sky Lagoon and Northern Lights tour to have the best chance to see the aurora borealis.
However, wherever you prefer to travel in Iceland, we can help you get there. Explore our tours to discover what’s on offer.
When visiting the Sky Lagoon, a towel is included in the price of your admission. Swimsuits are available to hire or to buy if you need one too, as well as any toiletries.
There is also a restaurant and bar, so you don’t need to bring refreshments along with you.
So all you really need to bring is yourself!
There is no time limit on your experience in the Sky Lagoon. You can stay for as long as you want until closing time. In the winter, closing is at 10pm and that extends to 11pm in the summer.
Yes, it’s possible to see the Northern Lights from the Sky Lagoon. In the infinity pool, the sky opens up before you with enormous views over the sea.
Of course, you’ll have to come when it’s dark and the skies are clear to see the Northern Lights from the spa. The Northern Lights are best seen in the darkest months of the year—mainly November, December, and January.
The Sky Lagoon is an incredible experience no matter what time you come.
During the day, you’ll enjoy the beautiful views over the North Atlantic Ocean. At night, the Lagoon tends to be less busy, and offers the opportunity to see the Northern Lights.
Really, though, the choice is yours. It makes for an unforgettable experience at any time of day.
Both the Blue Lagoon and the Sky Lagoon promise an unforgettable opportunity for relaxation. Both provide a complete spa package, including a restaurant and bar alongside the geothermal pools.
The difference? While the Blue Lagoon is known for its silky waters, the Sky Lagoon is recognised for its very special views. The choice is yours.
The easiest way to get to the Sky Lagoon is from Reykjavík. We run buses multiple times a day from the city centre.
The Sky Lagoon is only about seven kilometres (4.5 miles) from the city, making it a quick and easy trip by bus.
Admission tickets to the Sky Lagoon differ in price depending on the package you choose. You have three options to choose from:
- Pure Lite Pass. The basic ticket includes admission, entry to the changing rooms, and complementary towels.
- Pure Pass. The most popular entry includes admission to the Sky Lagoon as well as a journey through the famous seven-step Ritual. This includes a glacier pool, a sauna, and more.
- Sky Pass. Enjoy all of the above with added privacy.
If you want to add Sky Lagoon transfer to your admission, explore our tours above. You’ll find up to date pricing in each of the tours.
The easiest way to visit the spa is with a Sky Lagoon transfer from Reykjavík. Join us in the heart of the city and we’ll take you directly there. We run four transfers to the Sky Lagoon from Reykjavík everyday—there and back—so you can travel with all the flexibility you need.
Alternatively, if you’ve hired a car for your trip, all you need to do is head south of the city centre to the Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur. You’ll find the Sky Lagoon at the tip of the peninsula, overlooking the ocean.
If you’re not coming from Reykavík, follow signs to the city before deviating to Kársnes harbour.
The Sky Lagoon, the Blue Lagoon, and the Secret Lagoon all offer a different Icelandic spa experience.
The Blue Lagoon is perhaps the most famous, with its therapeutic, milky-blue waters, while the Sky Lagoon is a luxurious pool with great views and state of the art facilities.
Meanwhile, the Secret Lagoon sits in the heart of the Golden Circle. It’s the oldest natural pool in Iceland and offers a relaxing experience in the Icelandic countryside.
Any time is a good time to visit the Sky Lagoon—day or evening, summer or winter.
During the day, the views over the North Atlantic Ocean are spectacular. And in the evening, your visit can be rewarded with a glimpse of the Northern Lights, or you can bask beneath the midnight sun—depending on the season.
In this way, the best time to visit is whenever works best for you.
The Sky Lagoon’s opening hours are as follows:
October 1 – June 16
- Monday: 11 AM – 10 PM
- Tuesday – Thursday: 12 PM – 10 PM
- Friday – Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM
June 17 – August 14
- Every day: 10 AM – 11 PM
August 15 – September 30
- Sunday to Friday: 11 AM – 11 PM
- Saturdays: 10 AM – 11 PM
The Lagoon itself closes half an hour before the official closing time. The restaurant and bar close an hour before.
With a Sky Lagoon admission ticket, you can spend as long as you would like in the pool. It’s common to spend up to two hours or more in the Lagoon itself, but you can spend longer—or less time—if you choose.
If you decide to take the Ritual journey, budget an extra hour on your experience.