This unique offering combines beer and a relaxing spa treatment, making it ideal for adventurous people who want to try something quirky, eccentric and fun. The basic premise of the spa is to blend both beer and hot springs into the perfect package for any beer connoisseur.
This lead to Iceland’s very first beer spa, Bjórböðin SPA, which opened in June 2017, and is located in the north of the country, in the town of Árskógssandur, renowned for the quality of the local beer.
The spa offers guests the chance to escape from the modern world, by soaking in a bath or warm, frothy, young beer and live beer yeast, which has been demonstrated to be very good for both guest’s skin and their bodies, with the option of doing it with a cold fresh, locally brewed beer in hand magnifying the enjoyment and fun of the experience.
The yeast is believed to be so beneficial for the skin, that this particular spa recommends that you do not shower for at least four hours after the treatment, giving it ample time to nourish, replenish and rejuvenate. Following a 25-minute soak in a private bathtub (that can hold up to two people, for those beer-loving couples), you will be taken to a relaxation area, where you can chill-out and enjoy another beer if you so wish.
This is an incredible experience for beer lovers and the health-conscious alike, ideal for people who want to gain an insight into the brewing process, enjoy delicious local beers, and enjoy all the health benefits that Iceland’s first beer spa has to offer.