There are spas, and there as SPAs. The one serving Moss Hotel in Iceland is definitely the latter. Lava cove is a subterranean spa on the shore of Blue Lagoon, built into an 800 year old lava flow with geothermal sea water and a unique landscape that includes plateaus, waterfalls and lava corridors, allowing for such intriguingly named relaxatory delights as dry heat, steam heat, drip ceiling, long fire and ‘lounging’.
The highlight is the Blue Lagoon Ritual, which challenges your powers of relaxation rather than your resolve with a series of geothermal seawater treatments: mineral salt, silica and algae, each of which claims to nourish and revitalise in different ways.
The hotel itself makes the most of these breathtaking surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows delivering enchanting views of the lagoon and volcanic landscape, many of which include terraces that offer direct access to the geothermal waters. Whether you want to slip straight from bed to spa or relax on a balcony with breathtaking views of the surrounding waters, the range of idyllically decorated rooms and suites has something for all.