After landing in Reykjavik and dropping off our bags at our hotel, we headed straight to the famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa. The Lagoon consists of a pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in a lava field, and it maintains a constant temperature of approximately 98-104°F year around. This is a MUST DO activity when visiting Iceland and was a heavenly experience after our overnight flight and the onset of jet lag.


Pre-booking is required.

Purchase your tickets in advance, and note availability is limited. We booked our admission and transfers through a tour company out of convenience. 

The Lagoon is closer to Keflavik Airport than Reykjavik. 

Consider visiting before or after your flight to save time and money. Travel time from the airport is about 20 minutes and travel time from Reykjavik is about 50 minutes. Storage for luggage is available.

You can stay as long as you want.

Your ticket is assigned an entrance time, but you can stay as long as you'd like or until the Lagoon closes. Don't miss your transfer, though. We spent about two hours here.

You don't need your wallet until later.

You'll be given a wristband that operates your locker in the changing room and allows you to obtain drinks and spa treatments in the Lagoon. You pay the balance when you leave. Also, there's a fee if you lose the band.

You're required to shower.

You must shower before entering the Lagoon. Soap is provided in the showers.

Condition your hair.

Use conditioner before and after you enter the water to protect your hair from drying out. Conditioner is provided in the showers.

The silica mud mask is free.

The standard entrance ticket includes the silica mud mask. Find it at the Silica Bar.

Other amenities are available at a price.

Towels, algae masks, drinks, robes and slippers are available at an additional cost. There's also a restaurant on site.

The water isn't blue.

The water is cloudy - not blue! The color comes from the silica in the water and the reflection of sunlight.

Pack the basics.

Be sure to pack a swimsuit, waterproof camera, sunglasses, and a wet bag.

This place is one of our top ten travel experiences. We will definitely visit the Blue Lagoon again if we find ourselves in Iceland. 


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