Situated in the heart of a spectacular lava field a short drive from Reykjavík, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, is the Blue Lagoon. It is an essential Icelandic experience, but because it is nestled in the lava fields when you slip into the warm, pale blue water, you might as well be in another world altogether. Enter the warm outdoors water and experience the rejuvenating powers of the lagoon’s defining elements; silica, algae and minerals.An extraordinary geothermal phenomenon.
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions and by many considered an intrinsic part of the whole Iceland experience. Breathtaking scenery, ultra modern facilities and an impressive track record in healing is why the Blue Lagoon draws visitors from all corners of the world to return time and time again.
Multiple daily departures and two admission packages to choose from when booking your trip to the Blue Lagoon makes it perfect to combine with other day tours. Gray Line Iceland offers a few ways to get there. Enjoy a visit on the way to or from the airport. Start your trip in the most calming and centering way possible and stop in at the Blue Lagoon on your way from the airport or round off your trip the same way and have a relaxing dip and let the Blue Lagoon be the last thing you do in Iceland. You can also build it into many of our other tours and experiences.
We’re happy to offer the following admission packages to choose from:
• Comfort admission to the Blue Lagoon includes a silica mud mask, a towel and one drink of your choice.
• Premium admission to the Blue Lagoon includes a silica mud mask, a towel, bathrobe and slippers, a second mask of your choice and the option of dinner reservations at LAVA restaurant with complimentary sparkling wine with dinner.
Not only does the lagoon owe its existence to geothermal activity but the entire facility—from the shower rooms to the café lights—is powered by geothermal energy. Ocean water seeps through the porous lava rock and combines with hot groundwater to create the distinctive mineral-rich water and silica mud found in the Blue Lagoon.
SOAK, RELAX, SIP, REPEAT
The key to fully enjoying your Blue Lagoon experience is to pace yourself. Of course, you will want to soak in the warm waters of the lagoon as soon as that cool Icelandic air hits your freshly showered skin, but after you’ve warmed up check out the sauna and steam rooms. There is also an area just for relaxing—the aptly named, Relaxation Area. Drink a smoothie at the Lagoon Bar, and if you are looking for warmer waters then simply search out the areas of the lagoon with the most steam. After a soak in the warmer waters, you’ll probably be ready for a face mask, perhaps followed by a water massage courtesy of the waterfall. All of this relaxation may leave you a bit hungry. The Blue Lagoon has plenty to offer by purchase, by way of dining, no matter your tastes.
Two things to tell yourself while at the Blue Lagoon: yes to conditioner and no to jewelry. The water in the Blue Lagoon can be hard on your hair so be sure to use plenty of leave-in conditioner both before and after you take a dip (there is plenty of conditioner available in the shower rooms). As for your jewelry, best to keep it in your locker, it can be hard to find a fallen earring in the cloudy blue water of the Blue Lagoon.
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Thank you for sharing your review