Iceland‘s most popular attraction is definitely the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with a swimming pool near Reykjavik. A great place to relax. The Blue Lagoon is located about 20 kilometers (30 minutes’ drive) from Keflavik Airport, so even if you have a stopover, you can visit this place. In this article you will find more information about a visit to the Blue Lagoon, the opening hours and prices.
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Blue Lagoon Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is artificially constructed and situated in a volcanic area. The water is full of minerals, which is the reason why the water is so wonderfully blue. The minerals in the water suppose to have a healing effect for eczema, among other things. The water is 39º Celsius and is nice and warm! In pool area, you will find two bars, one where you can order various smoothies and drinks and another bar where you can pick up or buy a face mask.
Besides the (swimming) pool, which is the reason for most people to visit the Blue Lagoon, you will also find a sauna, a restaurant and a hotel. It is possible to combine your visit to the pool with a visit to the sauna or have dinner in the luxurious restaurant. Would you like to stay longer? You can also book a room at the hotel.
Visit the Blue Lagoon
Probably you’ve already seen some beautiful pictures of the blue water on the internet. Keep in mind that the Blue Lagoon is a bit different in real life than shown in the pictures. The water is definitely blue, but there are many people there as well! During our visit, it was full of people, especially around the bar! So it is important to book your visit to the Blue Lagoon in advance, since it gets sold out quickly. This can be done via the Blue Lagoon website.
Upon arrival you can check in at the box office. If everything is correct, you will receive a towel and a bracelet. This strap allows you to order drinks in the water at the bar. Afterwards your band will be scanned, and you will have to pay for the ordered items. You can also operate the lockers with the bracelet!
Price and opening hours
The cheapest package with access to the Blue Lagoon costs approximately 7.000 ISK per person. This price only applies if you visit the bath in the last hour of the day and is valid for ‘Comfort’ package. If you choose this package, you will get access to the pool, a Silica mud mask, a towel and a free drink. Besides the Comfort package you can also choose for a ‘Premium’ package. This package costs about 10.000 ISK per person and contains besides the aforementioned also a second mask of your choice, slippers, a bathrobe, a reservation in the Lava restaurant and a bottle of sparkling wine when you dine there.
Tip: The starting prices are a bit misleading, because you pay more if you want to visit earlier in the day. The regular prices are approximately 12.000 ISK and 15.000 ISK. It can be a good idea to visit the Blue Lagoon in the last hours of the day. It is less crowded, and if you are lucky you can even see the northern lights (winter). Don’t want to walk around barefoot? Make sure to bring your own flip-flops!
The Blue Lagoon is open all year round, except for a number of holidays. More information about the opening hours can be find on their website.