Visiting Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The amazing Blue Lagoon in Iceland!

The Blue Lagoon may be the most iconic place you can go in Iceland, and is deservedly a must see!  It was our last stop on our way back to the airport, and it was the perfect cap to our entire Icelandic vacation.

Basically, the Blue Lagoon is a humongous hot tub located in the middle of field of lava rock.  The spa is heated by lava pushing up from the center of the earth. The milky blue water is not a photographic trick, but is what actually happens when geothermal energy helps heat and enrich the water.

The water is enriched with silica, blue green algae, and mineral salts.  These ingredients help clean, exfoliate, nourish, and soften the skin (all while you are relaxing in the heavenly warm water).  While soaking, many visitors make silica mud masks to give themselves facials.

We soaked for hours, but unfortunately had to head back to the airport. It was the perfect way to relax after days of trekking around the island, and before a long flight home.  Blue Lagoon well worth the money (about $40 USD per person), even if you are passing through Iceland on a layover (the spa is only 20 minutes from the airport).


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  • Jennifer Stone says:

    We are planning a 3 day trip to Reykavik next month and definitely want to make the blue lagoon one of our stops. What would you recommend as the best mode of transportation to get there from downtown Reykavik? Do you think its necessary to buy tickets in advance?

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Hey Jennifer, even though there are buses that go back and forth, we were really glad that we had a rental car. We stopped at various places en route to take pictures, that the buses don’t stop. Also, some of the tours may stay too long or too short. We didn’t buy tickets in advance, and doubt this would be necessary because the lines were short and went incredibly quick, and the Blue Lagoon is huge, so I can’t imagine them ever being at capacity (even in the summer).

  • This makes me even more excited about my upcoming visit to Iceland!!! I had this post pinned on my Pinterest travel board for awhile now and I seriously can not wait.Thank you for all the info 🙂

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Thank you so much Ana! You will love it! Me and my husband went in the winter and it was amazing, no crowds. (I heard Blue Lagoon can get crowded in the summer)

  • Jess says:

    Hi Claire! If you had to guess, how crowded do you think it would be in late September? I’m planning a trip for then but I’m trying to avoid the crowds as much as possible. Thank you for all the information!

    • Claire Kennedy says:

      Hey Jess, I would think that a lot of the summer crowd would have died down by then but I can’t be sure. I think that you will get the cheaper pricing by that time so that is a good sign. Good luck on your trip! You will fall in love with Iceland.

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