On first arrival at Silica Hotel it’s easy to see how the minimalist property with its clean lines and Nordic design sensibilities sits harmoniously in the landscape. An oasis of calm and relaxation, it’s a stunning complement to the stark lava landscape all around.
Once you’ve checked into your bright, spacious room, admired the views of the lava fields from the deck and adjusted to your surrounds, head to the geothermal Blue Lagoon for the main event. You can spend your days relaxing and recharging in the warm waters or under the hands of an expert in the spa and massage rooms. Ask about a shoulder massage under the man-made waterfall or sample one of the saunas and steam baths etched into the lava rocks. Best of all is the unique in-water massage with special mineral oil that will undoubtedly do wonders for you. As you float and soak and drift in and out of blissful reverie the bar staff will bring drinks to the pool edge. You’ll also have a day’s worth of complimentary passes to the Blue Lagoon in order to sample the contrasting experience before you retire to your exclusive, private lagoon again.
If you can tear yourself away from the pampering and indulgences, then there’s a bistro offering a tasty selection of dishes. For more choice, dine at the Lava Restaurant overlooking the Blue Lagoon where you might try langoustine soup, birch and juniper cured Arctic char and lamb fillet – the hotel team will happily make a reservation here for you.