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Iceland Beer Spa - The Spa Man

New beer spa opens at Bjórböðin in Iceland

Iceland has launched a new beer spa at Bjórböðin, located on the north coast of the island. The new beer spa (which is a Beerspa & Restaurant) offers spa treatments in Kambala wood hot tubs filled with beer, water, hops and yeast.  I’m told that each of the tubs comes with its own beer tap with ales provided by the associated Bruggsmiðjan microbrewery. As it’s International Beer Day today (4th August) I thought it was the perfect time to post this story. Beer spas seem to be growing in number. There are a number in Prague and the Czech Republic and a few spas in the UK tried to jump on the trend by launching beer-lite spa treatments. These were ‘inspired’ by brewing and hops. you didn’t actually soak int eh beer though – but could enjoy a pint before or afterwards. The new beer spa on the block is called Bjórböðin, and is located on the northern tip of Iceland in the village of Árskógssandur. Guests can take a relaxing soak in giant tubs of beer, which is …

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Review: Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The famous waters of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland are rich in minerals and algae that are excellent for time out, relaxation, healing and skin conditions. Famed for its blue-tinged geothermal seawater (which hovers around 37-39 degrees Celsius), you can bath outside, breathing in the pure fresh air of the Arctic Circle. It is a most incredible experience, and one which was made more amazing for me when combined with an in-water massage. Positioned on a floating mattress and covered with a blanket (yes, in the water), I was expertly manipulated and massaged until I drifted into a state of pure bliss. It was snowing and zero degrees, but I was completely unaware of the outside elements. This really did set itself apart from any other treatment I have ever had. It only lasted 30 minutes, but it seemed like an eternity. Afterwards I was left to float around the lagoon, experience the steam cabin, sauna rooms and the exhilarating waterfall massage. Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is a part of a unique system where Iceland’s …

Humorous video of spa etiquette in Iceland

The tourist board for Iceland, Visit Iceland has launched a tongue in cheek video showing the spa etiquette required for spa-ing in the country. I have watched this humorous video of spa etiquette in Iceland a few times and it still makes me laugh. Iceland really is a magical place to spa, I’ve been to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland before and absolutely loved it. I had one of my most memorable spa experiences there. So, for this funny guide to spa in Iceland, you can watch the video below. Produced through its Iceland Academy online “training course,” it aims to teach tourists the basics of a spa visit to Iceland, ensuring they make the most of their time in the country. I think that it should be shown in spas right across the world too. I absolutely love the new video which teaches visitors about Iceland’s hot tub etiquette. It’s introduced by a local known as Gudmundur,  who is head of spa etiquette. Gudmundur stands next to a naked man in a shower, and proceeds to demonstrate how to properly get …