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“Mystical at night time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon
240, Grindavik 420-8800, Iceland
354-420-8800
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Grindavik
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Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This geothermal lagoon has a comfortable temperature averaging 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40C) with mineral-rich waters rumored to have curative powers.
Seattle, WA
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“Mystical at night time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Go at night! The steam rising into the dark air and the glowing water is even more mystical than during daytime.

Double-check that you've secured your locker, properly, though. We met a couple who had their belongings stolen from one--including the man's pants!

Visited February 2012
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“Worth a visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I was torn on whether or not to visit the Blue Lagoon, as I'd read mixed reviews. In the end, we decided that we couldn't not go. I'm so very glad we did! Especially since we went after riding horses for a few hours. It's definitely awesome to relax in the hot springs after something physically exerting.
I do think it's overpriced & certainly a tourist trap, but I'd still recommend it. It's beautiful & relaxing & revitalizing. You can easily take the bus to/from there. Bring your own towel to avoid having to pay an absurd 5 euro to rent one there. Save that & buy a beer to sip while enjoying the lagoon!
There are free lockers to store your stuff & blow dryers for afterwards (thank goodness!). You have to take a shower before & want to afterwards, but the showers are at least stalls & not "prison style" for those of us American prudes. :-)

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Come on, you know you have to do this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The Blue Lagoon is a natural spa between the airport and Reykjavik. On the day you're leaving, you can get a ticket for a ride to the airport that stops at the Blue Lagoon. Take the trip earlier in the day. Stop and spend a peaceful, relaxing few hours at the Blue Lagoon. Wehn you're finished, take the bus from the Blue Lagoon to the airport and be relaxed for your flight home.
Note: You can take a floating water massage. You're on a float in the water and get this unique, amazingly relaxing massage in the water. Book in advance since it's often booked for the time period you will want if you're at the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport. If you like massage, you will enjoy this. Treat yourself.

Visited September 2011
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“You must do it - but at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Blue lagoon is basically a rock pool fed by hot springs with silica mud tubs, steam rooms and sauna around. It looks very posh and is a really enjoyable experience, but at a cost of around £35 for entry is a little steep - they don't even have the cost of heating the pool!
You can go straight from the airport en-route to Reyjkavik and there are lockers to leave your luggage and separate secure changing lockers. Very high tech with a magnetic wristband you use to pay for drinks etc purchaed in the pool. Towels and robes are available (for hire) - it has a very James Bondy feel. We went late afternoon in February and it wasn't particularly busy from the look of the car park - hate to think what it would be like if the car park was full though!

Visited February 2012
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Pensacola, Florida
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“A relaxing stop enroute to the Airport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

A bit more exposed then I was expecting as fully nude bathing required before entering the lagoon. Cocktails can be consumed while floating about in the mystical waters. Was a bit confused as to the mud-masks as you'd see people diving and bringing up handfuls of mud to rub on their faces. Come to find out the mud is held in tubs and containers to the left of the wading pool when you enter....not the rinsed off debris at the bottom of the pool. Gross. We saw many familiar faces while waiting at the airport so it seems as though its a popular last stop before leaving Iceland. Make sure you get a good shower in as I had crips salt hair for a while.

Visited June 2011
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