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Blue Lagoon – The rejuvenating and healing man-made pool

Nighttime view of the Blue Lagoon, illuminated for a tranquil and mystical experience.

The story goes that Blue Lagoon was catapulted to its reputation when the Svartsengi geothermal power plant was established. This hot spring comprises mineral-rich water from the plant. The pool was formally opened to the public in 1987, and the rest is history.

How to get to the Blue Lagoon?

The distance to Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik and Keflavik Airport can be traversed within 50 and 20 minutes, respectively. You will have to venture out to the Reykjanesbraut highway and travel to the Grindavikur Vegur highway. Follow the road signs until you reach Blue Lagoon.

Taxis, car rentals, and buses are available from Reykjavik and Keflavik. The travel time is more or less the same. The transportation rates range somewhere between 20 and 30 dollars per person.

The modern architecture of the Blue Lagoon spa facilities blending with the natural landscape
Marvel at the Blue Lagoon’s seamless blend of modern architecture and natural beauty.

How much does it cost to go to the Blue Lagoon?

There are different packages that you can avail to visit Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik.

We have listed a few here:

Standard Package – This allows entrance and cream use and costs 50 dollars.

Premium Package – This includes entrance, cream use, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a drink. It is priced at 85 dollars.

Luxury Package – This includes entrance, cream use, a skincare set, face masks, bathrobes, slippers, towels, a drink, and access to the lounge. It costs 450 dollars.

You can choose any of the aforementioned packages. Subsequently, you can request the staff to add on the price for any other treatment not included in the package.

How warm is Blue Lagoon?

The water temperature at the lagoon averages from 39 to 42 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

Aerial view of the Blue Lagoon, showcasing its vast size and unique color in the Icelandic landscape
From above, the Blue Lagoon is a breathtaking sight to behold. Don’t miss it on your Iceland visit.

What is the best time to visit Blue Lagoon?

In terms of the time of the day, we would recommend avoiding a slot that is later in the day or too early in the mornings. The best slots are arguably the ones in the evening – this slot allows you to enjoy several relaxing hours. Some people also book their slots depending on whether they want to watch the sunset or the Northern Lights.

Although Blue Lagoon is a great place to visit all around the year, you might want to book your tickets based on the opening hours. The opening hours are till 23:00 and 21:00 in summer and winter, respectively.

Another pro-tip: Stay in one of the hotels in Reykjavik such as Hotel Blue Lagoon Iceland or Silica Hotel to easily access Blue Lagoon, Iceland.

People relaxing in the steamy, milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Unwind in the surreal blue waters of the Blue Lagoon on your visit to Iceland.

Do I need flip flops for Blue Lagoon?

It is not mandatory to carry flip flops while visiting Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik as the lagoon itself has naturally smooth silica at the bottom. Therefore, there are no risks of getting hurt through sharps objects. However, you can either carry them with you or buy a pair at the well-equipped reception desk if you personally prefer to wear flip flops.

The lagoon has single-handedly established the Icelandic bathing culture. No wonder that it has been uplifted to the status of a world-class spa that attracts tourists from all over the world.

Nighttime view of the Blue Lagoon, illuminated for a tranquil and mystical experience.
Experience the mystique of the Blue Lagoon at night, an unforgettable Icelandic experience.

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