Sky Lagoon Opening Hours

By Aashima

The Sky Lagoon opening hours vary throughout the season.

During the summer (June to August), the Sky Lagoon is open every day from 9 am to 11 pm.

In the fall (September to October), it opens a little late at 10 am and closes at 11 pm.

During the winter (November to May), it is open from Monday to Friday between 11 am and 10 pm.

On weekends (Saturday and Sunday), it’s open from 10 am to 10 pm.

It’s also important to note that the lagoon area closes 30 minutes before the rest of the place. 

Also, the Seven-Step Ritual and Lagoon Bar stop working an hour before closing.

Sky Cafe and Smakk Bar hours

Sky Cafe and Smakk Bar hours

The Sky Lagoon offers various dining options with different opening hours:

During the summer (18 May to 14 August), the bar and cafe are open from 12 pm to 11 pm.

During the fall (15 August to 30 September), they are open from 11 am to 10.30 pm, Sunday to Friday.

On Saturdays, they are open from 10 am to 10.30 pm.

In winter, the dining spots are open from 12 pm to 9.30 pm.

The best time to visit Sky Lagoon

Plan your summer visits between June and August to fully appreciate the Sky Lagoon’s geothermal waters.

Summer is the most appealing season to visit due to the higher temperatures and longer days. 

July is the prime time to fully indulge in Sky Lagoon’s magic, as the temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50 to 59°F). 

It offers the perfect warmth for a serene soak in the lagoon’s mineral-rich waters. 

However, if you are coming to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, September is the best month to visit Sky Lagoon.

Peak Season vs. Off Season

Peak Season vs. Off Season

The peak season falls during the summer (June to August) when long daylight hours and pleasant weather draw the most tourists. 

However, this also means crowded attractions and higher costs.

Shoulder seasons, like spring (mid-April to mid-June) and autumn (September to October), offer a balanced experience. 

If you want better prices and fewer crowds, consider visiting in the spring months. 

Autumn brings cultural festivals and fewer tourists, making it an ideal time for adventure and cultural exploration.

Winters (October to March/April) are the low season, marked by shorter days and colder temperatures. 

Some attractions may close outside of Reykjavik, but this is when the magical Northern Lights are most visible. 

Some outdoor activities are still available during the winter for those seeking privacy and uncrowded experiences.

Choosing when to visit Iceland depends on your preferences—whether you crave summer’s vibrant energy or the offseason’s peacefulness.


Is there a time limit at Sky Lagoon?

Usually, people at the Sky Lagoon spend 1.5 to 3 hours getting the complete experience.

However, you can spend five hours inside the lagoon without anyone questioning you.

It is the perfect way to end your trip by soaking up all your tiredness and rejuvenating yourself with natural minerals.

What is the best time of day to go to Sky Lagoon?

Before 10 am or after 5 pm are the best times of the day to visit Sky Lagoon.

The lagoon is most crowded between 3 and 5 pm, so decide wisely.

Is Sky Lagoon good at night?

Yes, the night sky at Sky Lagoon is impressive and a sight to behold while you relax in the warm water.

You can also see the Northern Lights from the Sky Lagoon, so visiting it at night is worth it.

Is the Sky Lagoon open in the rain?

Yes, Sky Lagoon is open during the rain.

The water in Sky Lagoon is warm enough that you won’t feel the rain until you step out of the showers and into the pool. 

The entrance to the pool is sheltered from the rain, so you’ll only get wet when you’re swimming. 

Even if it’s raining heavily, the water in the pool is unlikely to get cold unless there is a strong wind.

Is Sky Lagoon open year-round?

Yes, Sky Lagoon is open year-round from 9 am to 11 pm.

However, the Sky Lagoon opening hours might change according to the summer, fall, and winter seasons.

You will notice the change in timing for weekdays and weekends as well.

We recommend checking the timing before booking your trip.

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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.