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Since opening to the public in 1999, Blue Lagoon Iceland has attracted millions of visitors to its 100-degree geothermal pool, which is surrounded by otherworldly lava fields. Now you can stay overnight at the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland (from $1,462 per night, blue lagoon.com). Three of the 62 suites open onto a private section of lagoon, offering 24/7 soaks in mineral-rich waters. Get massages at the subterranean spa, take a guided hike, and try the seven-course tasting menu at Moss Restaurant. It’s the perfect wind-down after a trip to the Golden Circle’s Gullfoss waterfall, or to see the Northern Lights on the remote Snæfellsnes peninsula, home of Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) and the fishing village of Arnarstapi. Stop in Reykjavík to visit the crazy-cool concrete Hallgrímskirkja church, and snack on Icelandic hot dogs (made of pork, beef, and lamb) from famed stand Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur ( bbp.is). After all that adventure, you’ve earned it.