Iceland – Take the Kids to the Spa

Family travel and spas are often two themes that don’t go well together. Luckily, in Iceland the opposite is true. The Icelandic people have put their massive amounts of geothermal energy to good use. On average they visit the spa at least twice a week, year round. It is a place of community, where localsContinue reading “Iceland – Take the Kids to the Spa”

Krauma – What a spa designed by Bruce Wayne would look like

Krauma geothermal baths & spa is located in West Iceland, about 90 minutes drive from Reykjavík. Krauma looks like a spa that was designed by Batman; very modern looking, all in shades of smooth black and grey. There are 5 hot baths that vary in temperature, as well as one cold bath. In a separateContinue reading “Krauma – What a spa designed by Bruce Wayne would look like”

Fontana Geothermal Spa – Rye Bread Baked in Black Sand

What led us to Fontana had less to do with soaking and more to do with our stomachs. When we pulled up and caught our first sight, the view immediately impressed us. They have several pools to choose from, all open air looking onto a serene lake. There are also saunas, and a steam bathContinue reading “Fontana Geothermal Spa – Rye Bread Baked in Black Sand”

Blue Lagoon – One for the bucket list

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is by far the most famous of Icelands geothermal spas. It is a wondrous view to take in and experience. Stark contrasts of bright baby blue water amongst the stark black volcanic landscape is reason enough to visit. Unique spa experiences and silica mud masks are an added bonus. Reading reviews someContinue reading “Blue Lagoon – One for the bucket list”

Go Into the Glacier before it’s gone

Glaciers are melting all over the world due to climate change. Average global temperatures are on the rise. When the air temperature is above 32º F/0º C, glacial ice melts the same as home freezer ice. Langjökull Glacier in Iceland is 200,000 km cubed/47,983 miles cubed of ice. That will take a long time toContinue reading “Go Into the Glacier before it’s gone”