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New Lagoon To Open In Iceland With Swim-Up Bar

New Lagoon To Open In Iceland With Swim-Up Bar

A spectacular lagoon is set to open in Iceland, boasting a swim-up bar and incredible views overlooking the ocean.

The country is famous for its geothermal spas and springs, with millions flocking there to enjoy some R&R.

But the new man-made lagoon, which has been designed by hospitality company Pursuit, promises to be something special.

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Expected to open to the public in spring 2021, Sky Lagoon will be located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, just outside Reykjavik, and according to the firm behind it, will offer spectacular sunsets. It will also be a great spot for seeing the Northern Lights.

Sounds pretty good, right?

The new lagoon will include a swim-up bar. Credit: Sky Lagoon
The new lagoon will include a swim-up bar. Credit: Sky Lagoon

Expanding on the project, Dagny Petursdottir, general manager of Sky Lagoon, said it will be the perfect place for visitors to relax and unwind.

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The statement reads: "We are thrilled to unveil plans to develop a remarkable geothermal lagoon experience along one of Iceland's most stunning oceanfront locations."

It goes on to say the lagoon "will enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters while taking in such impressive ocean views."

The lagoon's website also says: "Immerse yourself in warmth at our oceanside geothermal lagoon. The dramatic northern ocean stretches out before you.

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"Above, glowing sunsets, stormy skies and dancing Northern Lights put on a stunning all-natural show.

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"Sky Lagoon is about that Icelandic feeling of warmth and wonder. Join us for rejuvenation and inspiration at the edge of the world."

The Sky Lagoon is set to open in spring 2021. Credit: Sky Lagoon
The Sky Lagoon is set to open in spring 2021. Credit: Sky Lagoon
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The exciting announcement comes after Iceland became the first European country to relaunch tourism following the coronavirus lockdown.

Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, Minister for Tourism, added: "When travellers return to Iceland we want to have all mechanisms in place to safeguard them and the progress made in controlling the pandemic.

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"Iceland's strategy of large-scale testing, tracing and isolating have proven effective so far.

"We want to build on that experience of creating a safe place for those who want a change of scenery after what has been a tough spring for all of us."

According to Insider, around 38 percent of Iceland's population have downloaded the country's Covid-19 tracing app, Rakning C-19.

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The Icelandic government has said travellers to the country will likely be required to download and use the official app, which has been developed with privacy measures - with location data only stored locally on the user's device, unless it has to be released for tracing purposes after an infection is confirmed.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Lagoon

Topics: World News, Coronavirus

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