Take a unique and revitalising dip into the Geosea sea baths in Húsavík. This opportunity should not be missed by any travellers to north Iceland seeking refreshment and tranquillity.
The Geosea sea baths are like few other geothermal pools in Iceland; the water that fills them is naturally heated seawater rather than freshwater bubbling up from the depths of the earth. It emerges at around 38 to 39 degrees Celsius, making it the perfect temperature for bathing.
The waters in the pools are rich in minerals, which are said to have particular benefits for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis. The constant flow of water through the drill holes mean that no chemicals need to be added, allowing you to feel the healing effects of nature wash over you.
Located in the town of Húsavík, the pools are very easily accessible; many visitors to the region will arrive at this settlement anyway, as it is on the popular sightseeing route the Diamond Circle and renowned for its incredible whale-watching. In fact, many regard Húsavík as the whale-watching capital of Europe.
The sea baths look out to Skjálfandi bay, which Húsavík is nestled in so that you can enjoy your luxurious soak while marvelling over the towering peaks and glistening ocean. These views stretch right out towards the Arctic Circle and if you are lucky, you might spot a whale swimming in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Geosea sea baths have a restaurant where you can enjoy pastries, the Icelandic delicacy of Skyr, soup, and sandwiches made of bread baked by the heat of the hot springs. The restaurant also serves hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, and has a terrace that is open in summer.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to bask in geothermally heated sea baths while marvelling over the beautiful nature of the North. Check availability by choosing a date.
The sea baths will not be open to new guests half an hour before closing.