We were a party of 4 adults and had just arrived in Iceland the day before. Booked a late afternoon appointment (warmest time of day) and didn't know what to expect as all the geothermal/lagoon talk in Iceland is about Blue Lagoon. The resort is a 15 min taxi ride outside of Reykjavik in an industrial park with only a few signs along the way, but all the taxi drivers know the place. From the moment you walk up, you know something is different and special about this place. The turf house style architecture on the outside holds true to traditional Icelandic forms of housing. The lobby is spacious and creates a mystique. We took advantage of the Sky locker rooms and had private showers/changing rooms. Lockers were spacious to hold our full change of clothes, shoes, bags, jackets. Locker attendants were always on hand and available if we needed it (1 person in our party needed to be informed that to turn on the shower, simply push the button).
The entrance the Lagoon is mysterious and provides a lot of suspense as you navigate your way past rock formations before you enter into the vast lagoon pool and behold the view. We went straight for the edge of the infinity pool in order to see the ocean and the views of the mountains in the background. The water is warm, comfortable - not too hot. There's a waterfall in the lagoon which you can swim under, to the right. There's a swim up pool bar tucked around the corner to the left. Yes, the bar is quite popular - the wristbands are great for bar payment, locker activation and also restaurant payment back in the resort.
Lots of rock formations with underwater benches to sit on. Lots of leaning over the edge of the infinity pool. We probably spent over a hour in here to start and the time flew by. This was Step 1 of the 7 Steps. From there, we did the Cold Plunge or Step 2. That was exhilarating and the nice part is that you could hop back in the lagoon to warm up. From there Step 3 was the sauna. We had to wait our turn to go in. It's a large indoor room with an enormous window to the ocean - could seat like 20 people easily in there. Phenomenal views and you couldn't help but think you were outdoors. Step 4 was the Cool Mist - we had low expectations for this one but the architecture and design was super cool. You're not in here long but really do take a few moments to look up and appreciate it. From there Step 5 was self-application of the body scrub. Not the most glamorous part to apply the Resort's famous scrub but well worth it as you head into Step 6, the Steam Room. Ooh, did it feel good as the scrub worked its magic on your skin in there. It's very steamy and you really can't see much. Unlike the Sauna that was very spacious, this room was a bit tighter but could still fit plenty of people. From there it was time to shower off before heading back into the Lagoon for final drinks and view gazing.
We stayed at the resort afterwards for some shared platters and drinks at the Smakk bar/restaurant. The food was excellent - sampling of cheeses, pate, meats, breads and pies. Salmon, reindeer, goose, sheep - far exceeded our expectations and hit the spot. All told we probably spent 3.5 hours and it was well worth it.
Note, we haven't been to the Blue Lagoon yet but plenty of people we asked said it's really apples to oranges. We arrived in the country just the day before, so this was a phenomenal way to decompress after long travels. I brought my iPhone into the lagoon area - it wasn't a problem, plenty of rocks and other places to lay it down when I wasn't using it. The resort staff are immensely helpful, nice, always smiling. We took a taxi here and they helped call us a taxi back.
Yes, the resort is new - only a couple of months open. Coming out of covid and the beginning of the world reopening, I can not think of a better place to come visit. In a few years, this place is going to be on many must-do lists and that's why I say, come now before it gets crazy popular.