Sky Lagoon is receiving new consideration from tour operators as a substitute for the Blue Lagoon, a quickly closed main attraction.
As Iceland’s volcano erupts, tour operators are utilizing Sky Lagoon as a substitute for Blue Lagoon for group journeys.
“When the entire state of affairs with the volcano began, we changed it with the Sky Lagoon,” stated Kristijan Svajnzger, operations supervisor for Japanese Europe at Intrepid Journey.
Blue Lagoon — certainly one of Iceland’s hottest vacationer points of interest — is closed by means of December 27. The geothermal spa partially reopened on Sunday. Earlier than then, it had been closed since November 9 on account of earthquakes brought on by the volcano.
Tour operators reserved spots at Sky Lagoon prematurely to attenuate itinerary disruption. Sky is positioned nearer to Reykjavik and farther from the eruption.
“We now have already up to date the itineraries and moved from Blue Lagoon to Sky Lagoon,” stated Meghan Flynn, affiliate vp of technique at Street Scholar, one other tour operator.
Some tour operators like G Adventures already embrace Sky Lagoon of their itineraries. Vacationers may ebook Blue Lagoon upon request, stated Yves Marceau, vp of product. G Adventures will cancel and refund vacationers who booked stops at Blue Lagoon.
“It’s going to be laborious for journey firms who didn’t search alternate options to the Blue Lagoon to search out one thing at this level,” stated Street Scholar’s Flynn.