Wellness tourism has become more popular in recent years, with people focusing their vacations on wellness and health. Iceland, particularly, is among the top destinations in the world for wellness tourism, not to mention incredible natural landscapes. Here are a few reasons why you should take a wellness trip to Iceland:
Soak in the hot springs and geothermal pools
If you have seen pictures of Iceland, you have most likely seen a photo of the gorgeous hot springs ad geothermal pools here. One of the most unique experiences you can go for is getting an in-water massage at Blue Lagoon Iceland, the most famous wellness spa on the island. Its milky blue waters are known for their extraordinary healing properties, and many people come here for skin and physical ailments in addition to the mental clarity gained after a deep soak.
Breathe the clean crisp air
Sustainability is a key focus in Iceland, and between this and the beautiful nature and landscapes here, you can breathe in the clean crisp air and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Especially if you are looking for a destination to visit and you live in a populated city, this can be a wonderful change of pace where you can recharge and get fresh air.
Move your body on gorgeous hikes
Iceland is well known for its nature and gorgeous landscapes, and it is a place to go to particularly if you want to spend time outdoors and reconnect to nature. Get movement on beautiful hikes with views you won’t find in any other place in the world. This time outdoors enables you to disconnect from the rest and connect to yourself and to nature, an experience that will stay with you always. If you’re an experienced hiker, a spot to visit is the Dritvik trailhead, where you can see lava formations and make your way down to the ocean. Weather is certainly something to consider here, to make sure you can hike with/without snow depending on what you are looking for and which season you are wanting to visit during.
Eat fresh local food
The local food in Iceland is healthy and nourishing. Between local fish, lamb, vegetables, and more, you can focus on nourishing your body and eating delicious food during your time in Iceland. Between all the outdoor activities and wellness that you can focus on here, having healthy food to enjoy and have during your stay here makes all the difference.
Be surrounded by nature
Nature is all surrounding in Iceland, and whether you want to go on a simple walk, intense hike, soak in natural waters, or simply spend time surrounded by natural beauty, this is a place to go to in order to reconnect with and be surrounded by nature. Meditate outside, do yoga, reconnect to yourself and to nature here.
In Iceland the culture is very much “slow life” oriented and that it is the perfect place to learn how to slow down in our everyday life.
Would you consider going on a wellness trip to Iceland? If so, can I come?