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Exclusive: Blue Lagoon, Iceland, to undergo €40m expansion led by Basalt Architects
By Katie Barnes 06 May 2015
The Blue Lagoon is one of the 25 Wonders of the World
The world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal destination spa in Iceland has revealed to Spa Business that it’s investing €40m in an expansion and redesign project.

A new thermal bathing pool, built into the surrounding lava field, will connect to the existing lagoon and enlarge it by half. A luxury 60-bed hotel will also be included in the changes, as well as a refresh/upgrade of other facilities.

Sigridur Sigthorsdottir of Basalt Architects will lead the project, which is due for completion in 2017. She’s been the architect at Blue Lagoon for almost 20 years and her work in harmonising the man-made and natural environment has received international acclaim.

The Blue Lagoon, which holds six million litres of geothermal seawater, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and last year it welcomed 766,000 visitors.

The purpose of the expansion is to enhance the experience for each guest, rather than to increase numbers, according to the spa.


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Exclusive: Blue Lagoon, Iceland, to undergo €40m expansion led by Basalt Architects
POSTED 06 May 2015 . BY Katie Barnes
The Blue Lagoon is one of the 25 Wonders of the World Credit: Blue Lagoon
The world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal destination spa in Iceland has revealed to Spa Business that it’s investing €40m in an expansion and redesign project.

A new thermal bathing pool, built into the surrounding lava field, will connect to the existing lagoon and enlarge it by half. A luxury 60-bed hotel will also be included in the changes, as well as a refresh/upgrade of other facilities.

Sigridur Sigthorsdottir of Basalt Architects will lead the project, which is due for completion in 2017. She’s been the architect at Blue Lagoon for almost 20 years and her work in harmonising the man-made and natural environment has received international acclaim.

The Blue Lagoon, which holds six million litres of geothermal seawater, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and last year it welcomed 766,000 visitors.

The purpose of the expansion is to enhance the experience for each guest, rather than to increase numbers, according to the spa.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the 25 Wonders of the World
The resort is overlooked by steep hills, beyond which, sits the Icelandic coastline
The Blue Lagoon, which holds six million litres of geothermal seawater, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland
A new thermal bathing pool, built into the surrounding lava field, will connect to the existing lagoon and enlarge it by half
According to the spa, the purpose of the expansion is to enhance the experience for each guest rather than to increase numbers
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