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Mannverk. A rendering of Árböðin
Photo: Mannverk. A rendering of Árböðin.

New Bathing Spot Coming to Golden Circle Area

Construction of a new bathing spot in Bláskógabyggð municipality has begun, Vísir reports. The new lagoon will be named Árböðin (The River Baths) and will be located on the banks of the Hvítá river. The lagoon will include hot and cold pools, a steam bath, relaxation areas, and a restaurant.

T.ark Architects are responsible for the design of Árböðin. The project has a projected cost of ISK 2 billion [$14.7 million, €13.5 million] and expects to receive 150,000 to 200,000 guests per year, both local and foreign.

Bláskógabyggð is an inland municipality in Iceland’s southern region and is home to the Golden Circle. The new lagoon will be located at Laugarás, about a 40-minute drive from Selfoss and near the town of Flúðir.

Excited bathers will have to remain patient for the time being: the lagoon is scheduled to open in May 2025.

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