- It has a swim-up bar and spectacular views of the ocean.
- The lagoon is also a prime spot to see the Northern Lights.
- Iceland is the first country in Europe to relaunch its tourism efforts after the coronavirus lockdown.
By itself, Iceland is already blessed with so much natural wonders. Hot springs, volcanoes, geysers, and lava fields – these are only some of the attractions that makes Iceland one of the top countries on most people’s travel lists.
Still, Iceland makes it even better by creating man-made attractions guaranteed to hook in more visitors. In 2021, a new lagoon is set to open in the country, complete with a swim-up bar and spectacular views of the ocean.
Sky Lagoon will be located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, which is just outside Reykjavik.
Designed by hospitality company Pursuit, the lagoon is also a prime spot to see the Northern Lights.
Dagny Petursdottir, general manager of Sky Lagoon, described the place as “perfect place for visitors to relax and unwind.”
“We are thrilled to unveil plans to develop a remarkable geothermal lagoon experience along one of Iceland’s most stunning oceanfront locations,” said a statement from Pursuit.
Sky Lagoon will also enable guests to connect with mind, body and spirit through the radiant powers of geothermal waters while taking in such impressive ocean views.”
Going here means immersing in the warmth of the geothermal pool while enjoying the dramatic views of the northern ocean stretches out before the place.
The company further described the lagoon as bringing that “Icelandic feeling of warmth and wonder.”
The announcement is so timely as Iceland became the first country in Europe to relaunch its tourism efforts after the coronavirus lockdowns. Minister for Tourism Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir said that the country wants to have all mechanisms in place to safeguard travelers when they make the visit.
The country made big use of large-scale testing, tracing and isolating in controlling the pandemic. Around 38 percent of the country’s population downloaded the country’s Covid-19 tracing app, Rakning C-19.
Travelers are likely to be required to download and use the app, according to the Icelandic government.
Alaska’s Famous ‘Into The Wild’ Bus, Airlifted For Safety Concerns
The attraction has caused “dangerous and costly rescue efforts,” according to officials.
- Alaska's popular "Into The Wild" bus has been airlifted by authorities after it has been deemed dangerous.
- Visitors loved to see the abandoned vehicle due to the popularity of the 1996 book and 2007 movie.
- According to local officials, removing the bus is "the right thing" especially since several trekkers have gotten injured, stranded, and have even died trying to reach the attraction.
Italy’s Sicily Island Is Offering To Pay Half And A Third Of Your Flight And Hotel Expenses
The offer is to entice more tourists to visit, following the easing of restrictions.
- The southern Italian island of Sicily has announced that it will shoulder half of the tourist's flight expenses.
- In addition to that, they are also offering to cover a third of the hotel accommodation.
- This is on top of free tickets to many archeological sites and museums.
Lockdown Turns Sea In UK Into A Tropical Paradise
“We’ve never, ever seen the water look this clear before, it’s lovely.”
- Aerial photographs of United Kingdom's coastline showed a change in color during the country's national lockdown.
- The sea of Solent in Portsmouth, England turned from murky to a turquoise azure blue paradise.
- People believe that the change in color was because pollution levels fell during the coronavirus pandemic.
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