Crave a few hours of genuine relaxation and epic views during your trip to Iceland? If so, allow us to give you a reason to head up North… As you’ll be happy to know a fabulous location named Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths awaits you! All of the need to know details follow below, enjoy!
Town of Húsavík
Húsavík is a tiny town in North Iceland that has a population under 2,500 people. Likely, you’ve heard of it due to how well known it is for whale watching. Or maybe because of the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga movie? Regardless, it’s a place that is worth a day trip from Akureyri or Mývatn! To illustrate, here are a few things to do in the area…
- Húsavík Whale Museum
- Exploration Museum
- Botnsvatn Lake
- Salka Restaurant
- Húsavík Museum
- Húsavíkurkirkja Wooden Church
- Geosea! Why we are here today 😉
- Jaja Ding Dong Bar (from the Eurovision movie)
- Whale Watching with Gentle Giants or North Sailing
How to Get to Geosea
Are you traveling to Iceland to experience the plethora of geothermal hot springs and pools? Well if you’re a avid reader of our Iceland Wedding Planner blog, you know we’re fans too! After all, we introduced you to cool places like the floating pools at Vök Baths, Hveravellir Hot Spring, Kerlingarfjöll Hot Spring, Seljavallalaug pool, and various others. Now let’s learn all about Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths!
Firstly, the sea baths can be found just outside of the downtown of the village of Húsavík along North / Northeast Iceland. Secondly, you can see the drive times below from different areas of the country. Thirdly, it is best to book a time in advance to ensure you have a slot and you can do so on the Geosea website. Fourthly, you’ll drive through the downtown, head towards the sea cliffs, and enter into the parking lot.
Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths Specifications:
- Address: Vitaslóð 1, 640; Húsavík, Iceland
- Admission: Buy in advance Tickets.
- Rentals Available:
- Towels, Swimsuit, or Bathrobe.
Drive Times to Geosea:
- From Mývatn: 45 minute drive (Map)
- Driving from Akureyri: 1 hour (Map)
- From Egilsstaðir: 2 hour 45 minutes (Map)
- Driving from Reykjavík; 5 hours 45 minutes (Map)
What makes Geosea different? Good question, and the short answer is lots of things! To illustrate, the pools are filled with a mix of seawater and geothermal hot water from the earth. Next, you have a view (on a clear day) out to the Skjálfandi Bay where you could see a whale or two if you’re lucky! Or if coming during the evening hours during winter, imagine seeing Northern Lights! Additionally, the endless pool vibes and colorful lighthouse add to the ambiance.
After paying your admission, you’ll be given a wrist band which you use to lock your locker and as a “tab” to charge your drinks on. Following this, you’ll enter into the changing rooms and pick an open locker. Meanwhile you will undress (get naked) and head over to the shower area. Note: This is a must in Icelandic culture, to shower publicly and be clean before entering into the pool. They provide shower gel, shampoo and conditioner from Sóley Organics in the shower area. Once finished, you may enter the pool.
Furthermore, there are 4 pools to experience! All of which have the temperature range of 100.4 – 102.2 °F (38°-39°C). First, the one directly outside of the changing rooms offers the best sea view. Second, you have to get out to go to the next which offers a view partially of the sea and lighthouse. Third, there is a small shallow pool which some lay in during sunny days to soak in the sun.
Fourth, the last pool is slightly sheltered (safe haven in crazy Icelandic weather) and connects to the bar inside. Therefore, if you want to indulge, there is a selection of drinks! For instance, as of today when this Iceland Wedding Planner post was published here is the collection:
- Húsavik Ale
- Egils Gull Lager
- Pilsner Light Beer
Wine & Sparkling:
- White Wine
- Red Wine
- LoV (lemonade & vodka)
- Gin & Grape
- VeS (vodka, ginger & lemon)
- Pepsi/Pepsi Max
- Appelsin (orange soda)
- Kristall (sparkling water)
- Mixed Fruit Juice
Iceland Wedding After Party?
Fantasize about having the ultimate after party following your adventure wedding in Iceland? How about road trip it to the North and book Geosea exclusively! Or at the very least, book an open slot to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy during your self-drive Iceland honeymoon. But wait, before you start honeymooning planning, maybe you’re ready to start wedding planning… Feel free to contact us to get that unforgettable journey started!