SjávarSmiðjan (SeaHouse Spa)
The SeaHouse Spa is now offering the unique algae baths in Reykhólar, where the baths combine the certificate organic product from Thorverk and the hot spring water in Reykhólar. These baths bring out this unique relaxing experience while overlooking the exceptional landscape of Reykhólar and Breiðafjörður in the Vest-fjords.
In the surrounding area of the SeaHouse Spa are several interesting walk paths where the Icelandic Sagas (like GrettisSaga) have their place in Reykhólar and while walking through the Sagas in Reykhólar the view of one of the richest birdlife in Iceland is before their eyes.
Soft as Silk Spa
Sjávarsmiðjan’s Seaweed therapy brings health and relief. If just the word ‘spa’ evokes feelings of comfort and well-being, you should try the real thing—especially after a day’s hiking in the beautiful Reykhólar area, with its birds, seals and whales—not to mention the spectacular countryside. Soaking in Sjávarsmiðjan’s hot algae baths, with its natural hot water, is both relaxing and invigorating.
Add to this the wonderful proven health benefits of seaweed gel and you will come out rejuvenated, with your skin as soft as silk, strengthened and with improved elasticity.
Seaweed detoxifies the body by stimulating the release of excess body fluids. Toxins are replaced by minerals. Scientists report that Seaweeds are rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and niacin. They are an important supply of 60 trace elements and an excellent source of over 12 minerals, especially sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese.
Other health benefits of seaweed baths include reduction of tension, muscle pain and fatigue, improved circulation, aiding weight loss and cellulite control and easing menopausal discomforts. Those with asthma, arthritis, insomnia, inflammation, dermatitis and psoriasis find great improvements.
In the SeaHouse Spa is also a small but cozy café with a simple menu, where guests can also buy several merchandise, like our algae bath salts along with the traditional Icelandic waffles or if simply to rent out some swimming wear to head into the algae baths with short notice.