With IcelandAir servicing direct flights from Denver to Reykjavik, it’s hard not to stop over in Reykjavik if you’re on your way to mainland Europe.

Iceland is known for many things, including its majestic waterfalls and active volcanoes, but it’s their natural hot spring pools that attract the most visitors. The Blue Lagoon is a must-see destination. And while it was the first thing we did within hours of our arrival, it was the all-new Sky Lagoon that left the greatest impression. Unlike the Blue Lagoon, which is closer to the airport (~45 min from the city), the Sky Lagoon proves what’s possible when human ingenuity meets imaginative hospitality.

Upon entering Sky Lagoon, you realize quickly that you’re entering an architectural experience like none other. Contemporary designed interiors give way to a Zen-like atmosphere that was created for the sole purpose of relieving your stresses. If it’s an adventure you’re looking for, visit Iceland and start with a stop at this rare geothermal spa destination.

Sky Lagoon