Iceland’s geothermal lagoons, baths and spas are more than a tourist attraction — they’re a way of life.

In every Icelandic movie and TV show I’ve watched on Icelandair flights, there is a scene in which the characters settle their differences or hash out the news and gossip while sitting chest-deep in the local naturally heated pool. In a nation of harsh weather, a steamy public bath is key to happiness.

And Iceland has come