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New geothermally heated ocean and seaweed baths to be constructed in the Westfjords

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  • The future location of the seabaths The view from the coast of Reykhólar should be even more spectacular when enjoyed while soaking in a warm bath at the water's edge.  Reykhólar seabaths, Facebook.

Landowners in the small village of Reykhólar, in the South Westfjords on the north coast of Breiðafjörður bay, are planning to construct a large geothermally heated seaweed spa and bath, offering travelers the opportunity to relax in warm water by the edge of the water.

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Visitors to Reykhólar can already visit the Reykhólar Seabaths which were opened in 2011. The new seaweed baths would be located south of the village. According to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service they would also be located down in the beach, by the water’s edge.

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Reykhólar is a small village, located on the north coast of Breiðafjörður bay. The village is off the beaten path, but its picturesque surroundings have in recent years drawn in growing numbers of travelers, giving a boost to the tourism industry. The main industry in Reykhólar is the Thorverk seaweed processing company which harvests seaweed from the fjord and dries it with the help of geothermal water. 

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