Creative collective Sljím opened a kelp bath in Grotta, a stone throw away from the Reykjavik city centre last summer. It is relaxing just to look at these images, isn’t it?

The bath only includes natural kelp, hot water and sea water. Kelp is rich in iodine, which is good for circulation and gout.





The bath was a research project that aimed at contributing to the bathing culture in Iceland. The resulting report is available for anybody that is interested in setting up a kelp bath. With the project, the Sljím team also wants to encourage use of natural resources around us and readily available to us.

The shark meat drying shack doubled as kelp storage building during the event, organized on the first weekend of August.

The guests were also served yarrow tea and chocolates that look like stones (by the team at Restaurant Dill).

Run by Kristín Gunnarsdóttir and Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir (whom you can see in some of the images), Slíjm is a creative collective that works organically on various projects both in Iceland and internationally. They’ve created events, experiences, dialogues and talks.


Images Courtesy of Sljím

Photographer Hulda Sif