Sky Lagoon 7-Step Rituals

By Aashima

A part of Icelandic bathing traditions, Sky Lagoon, is where the ancient tradition gets a modern update in the form of a seven-step ritual.

You can bathe your way to wellness and rejuvenation while enjoying the gorgeous views of the North Atlantic Ocean.

This lagoon spoils you with its healing waters, sauna, cold therapy, and body scrub through the Sky Lagoon seven-step ritual.

The Sky Lagoon seven-step ritual price is ISK 13,021 ($99) for Pure Pass and ISK 16,204 ($123) for Sky Pass.

It aims to promote relaxation, skin health, and overall well-being. It’s a perfect way to simultaneously relax your body, mind and soul.

But what is the seven-step ritual at Sky Lagoon? What are its benefits? And how long does the Sky Lagoon ritual take?

Read our article about the Sky Lagoon Seven-Step Ritual for answers.

What are the Sky Lagoon’s Seven-Step Rituals?

The Seven-Step Ritual is an exclusive experience available only at Sky Lagoon.

This ritual combines seven healing steps, using the power of warm and cold waters, steam, dry heat, and fresh air.

You move from one element to another, from the heat to the cold, from scrub to shower, and back to the heat.

This helps you relax and cleanse your body in the best way possible while enjoying the minerals present in the lagoon.

Benefits of The 7-Step Ritual at Sky Lagoon

The Sky Lagoon ritual will surely make you feel good, but here’s why it is also important for your mind and body.

1. Stress Relief

Stress Relief in sky lagoon

Soaking in warm geothermal water is a great stress buster.

It is deeply restorative and helps you gain a sense of serenity and peace.

Moreover, combining the warm soak and the cold plunge in the seven-step ritual can help you get a good night’s sleep.

2. Beneficial for Skin

The geothermal water and rich minerals of the lagoon help detoxify your body.

When it is combined with the Sky Body Scrub, the benefits increase manifold!

With the exclusive scrub, your skin will feel fresh, clean, hydrated and glowing.

3. Exfoliation

sky lagoon scrub

The Sky Body Scrub has a lot of other benefits as well, an important one being exfoliation.

It will help you remove all the dead skin cells and impurities while thoroughly cleansing your pores.

Apart from this, you will gain more of the scrub’s benefits in the steam room, where the scrub provides hydration to your skin from within.

4. Improves Immunity

The cold plunge, the second step in the ritual, is said to improve immunity by increasing the production of white blood cells.

Furthermore, combining hot and cold plunges in the ritual can help improve your blood circulation.

This can help improve your skin’s health by reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Moreover, warm water with minerals is a powerful combo that helps you release any nasal and lung congestion.

5. Soothes Muscles

Soothes Muscles

The geothermal warm water can instantly soothe any muscle pain in your body.

Science has shown that hot water can block the pain receptors in your bones and muscles.

You will experience the heat treatment several times during the ritual to ensure your muscles are healed completely.

6. Keeps you Energized

The sauna and cold mist are equally significant, as they immensely benefit your body.

These steps keep you energized throughout the day.

7. Gives you a Chance to Connect

The ritual brings you closer to the local and authentic Icelandic culture.

It also helps you connect with others, as the country’s hot pools have been part of the community for years.

We all know how important it is for us to socialize for our well-being, so after the ritual, you can relax and have fun with your friends at the lagoon.

How is the Sky Lagoon Seven-Step Ritual Performed?

How is the Sky Lagoon Seven-Step Ritual Performed

The seven-step ritual is included in the Sky Pass and the Pure Pass and can only be accessed once you are inside the attraction. (More on that below.)

You will also be given an additional wristband for the Sky Lagoon seven-step ritual that you will return once you enter the Turf House.

Note: This wristband differs from the one linked to your credit card and locker rooms.

Once you enter the turf house, your journey to the exclusive seven-step ritual begins.

The steps to the ritual include:

Step One: Slow Down and Relax in the Lagoon

Step One Slow Down and Relax in the Lagoon

Feature: 38 to 40°C – Warm and Relaxing

Sky Lagoon has an aesthetic cave-like entrance to enter the warm water, and changing rooms are near the lagoon, helping in cold weather.

After entering the lagoon, you will be amazed by the stunning views from the infinity edge, where the Atlantic Ocean sits beautifully.

You can breathe in the most refreshing and energizing ocean air.

You can spend as long as you want in the warm lagoon. Whenever you feel calm and relaxed, be prepared for the next steps.

Can I dip my hair in the Sky Lagoon?

Yes, Sky Lagoon allows visitors to dip their hair in the lagoon. Unlike Blue Lagoon, its water doesn’t affect the texture of the hair.

Step Two: Cool Down With A Cold Plunge

Step Two Cool Down With A Cold Plunge

Feature: 5°C – Cold and Energizing Water

The next step involves cold therapy.

Visitors have two options: fresh Icelandic air or a cold plunge.

You can either wander in the fresh Icelandic air or take a dip in the cold pool if you’re up to it.

Taking a dip in cold water is a practice deeply rooted in Icelandic culture.

This step stimulates your immune system, reduces blood flow, and tightens your skin.

It involves physical awakening and is also known to boost happiness, providing a natural and refreshing high.

Whether you opt for a brief 10-second plunge or extend it to 30 seconds, this step is designed to awaken your senses and revitalize you.

Step Three: Relax With A View In The Sauna

Step Three Relax With A View In The Sauna

Feature: 80 to 90°C – Warm and Ethereal Sauna

After a cold awakening, step three invites you to unwind in the sauna while viewing the beautiful ocean.

You can spend 5 to 10 minutes in the sauna, allowing the heat to open your pores, eliminate toxins, and cleanse your skin.

What makes this sauna truly extraordinary is its enormous window, which provides unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Combining the sauna’s therapeutic heat, the vast ocean views and the soothing coastal soundscapes create a sense of tranquillity and well-being.

This step is not just about physical relaxation but also about immersing yourself in a sensory journey.

The Sky Lagoon sauna experience also enhances your overall mental and emotional state.

Step Four: Refresh In An Energizing Mist

Step Four Refresh In An Energizing Mist

Feature: 5°C – Cold and Refreshing Mist

Step four of the Sky Lagoon Ritual involves an energizing cold mist to refresh your senses and balance the heat.

You can step into the mist by taking a deep breath. It might initially sting, but you will enjoy the drizzle after a few seconds.

It also has rejuvenating properties, preparing your skin for the next steps, like scrubbing.

Sky Lagoon’s cold fog-mist space offers a unique and stimulating experience.

You’ll find a refreshing boost that enhances your physical and mental well-being.

Step 5: The Sky Body Scrub


Feature: Exfoliating Scrub

After a cold mist, the next step involves exfoliating the skin and putting on a signature Sky Body Scrub.

This unique sea salt scrub is a key highlight of Sky Lagoon’s seven-step ritual.

You will be offered bowls filled with sea salt, herbs, almond and sesame seed oils, which are good for your skin.

You must gently massage the unique sea salt scrub onto your body using slow, circular motions.

It has a light, comforting, spring-like scent that enhances the sensory experience.

This scrub exfoliates your skin, works wonders to energize it, and leaves it soft, glowing, healthy, and refreshed.

You can start the next step without removing the scrub.

Step 6: The Steam Room

Step 6 The Steam Room

Feature: 46° – A Healing Heat

In step six, the journey continues with a visit to the steam room, where steam works its magic on the deeper skin through open pores.

It allows the skin to absorb the ritual’s therapeutic elements and maximizes the scrub’s hydrating benefits.

The warmth of the steam not only contributes to a deep and relaxing breath but also eases your overall body function.

It has many benefits, such as improving blood circulation, reducing sinus congestion, and aiding muscle recovery.

Step 7: Shower And Relax In The Lagoon

Step 7 Shower And Relax In The Lagoon

Feature: 40°- Warm And Gentle Shower

In the final step of the Sky Lagoon Ritual, it’s time to rinse off the Sky Body Scrub in a soothing shower before returning to the warm geothermal lagoon.

As you wash away the scrub, the shower prepares you for the ultimate relaxation in the lagoon.

Once back in the warm waters, you can lean back, close your eyes, and take deep breaths.

This step allows all the benefits of the Sky Lagoon 7-step ritual to sink in, leaving every muscle in your body feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and energized.

After this, you can enhance your experience by enjoying a drink or tasting platters from the Smakk Bar or Sky Cafe.

Learn more about Sky Lagoon restaurants here.

How to Experience Sky Lagoon Seven-Step Ritual?

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass

You can enjoy a Sky Lagoon seven-step ritual by booking any of the two Sky Lagoon passes: Pure Pass and Sky Pass.

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass 

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass provides skip-the-line entry to the lagoon, a seven-step spa ritual, and shared changing and showering facilities.

The Pure Pass costs 12,612 ISK ($93) for visitors aged 15 years and beyond. 

Children aged 12 to 14 years can enter for half the price at just 6,306 ISK ($46). Kids less than 12 years of age are not allowed in the pool.

Sky Lagoon Sky Pass

If you want a luxurious experience, you can buy a ‘Sky Lagoon Sky Pass,’ which includes the seven-step spa ritual.

This pass is special because it provides premium facilities like private changing rooms and signature Sky amenities.

The Sky Pass costs 16,539 ISK ($120) for adults aged 15+ years and 8,269 ISK ($60) for children aged 12 to 14 years.


What is the seven-step ritual at Sky Lagoon?

The seven-step ritual at Sky Lagoon is a rejuvenating spa experience inspired by Icelandic bathing traditions.

The rituals involve seven steps, from the warm lagoon to the cold plunge, sauna, steam room, scrub, shower and more, before returning to the lagoon.

It combines everything from warm and cold waters to steam, dry heat, and fresh air to promote relaxation, skin health, and overall well-being.

The experience provides relaxation for your body, mind and soul. 

How long does the ritual take at Sky Lagoon?

The duration of the Sky Lagoon ritual can vary based on individual preferences.

Visitors typically spend from 15-30 minutes to an hour or more.

The experience is designed for relaxation, so there’s no rush. Guests are encouraged to take their time and fully immerse themselves in each step. 

Is the seven-step ritual at Sky Lagoon worth it?

Yes, the seven-step ritual at Sky Lagoon is considered worth it by many visitors.

The ritual offers a unique and immersive spa experience, combining the therapeutic elements of warm and cold waters, steam, and natural beauty.

It’s designed to promote physical and mental well-being.

How much does Sky Lagoon’s 7-step ritual cost?

The Sky Lagoon seven-step ritual with the Pure Pass costs 12,612 ISK ( $93) for adults aged 15 years and older.

The price for children aged 12 to 14 years is 6,306 ISK (around $46).

Children under 12 are not allowed in the pool.

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Aashima is an avid traveler who seeks out thrills and lives a simple, peaceful life. Bright clear skies are her calling.