Why Iceland Is Perfect for a Self-Care Holiday

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Iceland is known as a wellness destination, and with all the natural beauty and wellness specific activities you can do there, it makes for the perfect destination for a self-care trip. 

Here are just some of the wellness activities that you can do in Iceland:

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon is easily one of the top activities to do in Iceland. Whether you want to indulge in the extra skincare treatments and benefits or you simply want to soak in the geothermal waters, you can take a look at the Blue Lagoon opening hours to plan your stay. This is the perfect place to relax and have a full meditative experience in the warm rejuvenating milky blue waters. You can opt for a day pass, or book a room and stay at the hotel for an extended period of time. 

Myvatn Nature Baths

The sulfur baths at Myvatn Nature Baths are sulfur baths that offer beautiful wellness benefits, and the whole experience here is soothing and centered around wellness. It is recommended to spend about 1.5-2 hours here, and in addition to spending time bathing in the water, it is also a spot well-known for its bird watching. Because you can really be around nature and unplug here, it is recommended to spend at least a couple days here and the surrounding here so you can take it all in, unplug and relax.


The waterways in Iceland are incredible, and getting to see the landscape views from the water can really elevate the whole Iceland experience. It’s a really unique experience that Iceland offers, being able to kayak and have this moment on the water surrounded by the ample wildlife in places that aren’t so developed. The months for the best kayaking are May through September, before it gets too cold and the waters are smooth enough. 

Hiking in Nature

If you love to hike, and particularly if you love to hike where you get to see unique landscapes, hiking in Iceland is a must. You can hike along black deserts, hot springs, lava fields and so much more while here. Luckily there are also hikes from every difficulty level, so whatever you’re looking for you can fun walks, trail walks up to intense hikes. One of the most popular places to go to hike while in Iceland is Skaftafell Nature Reserve, with its dense forests, animals and views. Just be sure to pack the correct gear, and this is a beautiful way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Iceland.

Horse Riding

Iceland has some stunning rugged terrain, and sometimes it’s nice to have an alternate mode of transpiration other than walking! Horses in Iceland are of smaller stature and are incredibly smart and also cute and friendly. You can ride throughout the hills, countryside and take it all in while also having a connection with these beautiful animals.

Healthy Eating

The food in Iceland is based on staples of what is in season and what is fresh. With healthy food, quality water, and healthy lifestyles it gives an overall wellness boost that not everywhere offers. Icelanders are, in fact, ranked as some of the healthiest people in the world. Organic and free-range foods are widespread throughout, with fish, whole grains, and healthy fats leveling out the base of this diet.

Would you ever go on a wellness trip to Iceland if you ever had the chance to? If so, what would the top activities on your list be?

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