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“Majestic landscapes encircled this resort.” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Lagoon
240, Grindavik 420-8800, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Grindavik
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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.
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“Majestic landscapes encircled this resort.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The geothermal heated waters of the Blue Lagoon provide a restful environment of contrasting outdoor views of bathing people amongst winter clothed patrons.

Visited February 2012
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“An incredible experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We had booked Blue Lagoon’s exclusive lounge before arrival. Driving to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik takes about 30-40 minutes (with a rental car), depending on the weather, but the drive is absolutely wonderful through winding roads, blue sky (and pouring rain 10 minutes later) black lava rocks, green moss and the amazing blue waters of the lagoon.

Upon arrival a member of the staff walked us to a private room with a shower where towels, bath robs, blue lagoon products (moisturizer and body lotion), and slippers were available to us. The private room opens and closes/locks with an individual arm band so you can leave your belongings safely in the room. He then walked us to an area with comfortable armchairs, a fireplace, coffee, tea and light refreshments for relaxing. It is from this same area that you can enter the lagoon by opening a door with a button from the inside.
Important note: Condition your hair before you go into the lagoon and then make sure you recondition them, especially if you color your hair.

The lagoon is absolutely amazing. The contrast between the blue water and the black rocks around it, is incredible. The water is warm and in spots, very warm. There are buckets of silica mud around the lagoon where you can put on your face, preferably before you wet it. While in the lagoon it started to snow/hail and it was really beautiful.

We spent an hour in the water, then went inside for a hot tea and then went out to the lagoon again.

A total of three hours! A truly incredible experience, not cheap (the exclusive lounge for two people was 200 euros!) but really worth it.

Visited March 2012
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“Sooooo relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Blue Lagoon. We paid on arrival as we wanted to have the 'experience' package which included towel, bathrobe, a drink at lagoon bar and a facial scrub. The price wasnt too much more than the basic entry fee. We easily spent 3 hours in the lagoon, arriving about 11am. It wasn't too busy initially, around lunchtime a large group of teenagers arrived....school trip maybe? Mostly well behaved though! The silica mud mask is really good and is freely available around the side of the lagoon. The volcano scrub (included in the experience package) was quite harsh...not for sensitive skin! The algae mask was much more gentle! The waterfall section was great...standing under it was like a really good (Deep tissue) massage. Overall a great experience.

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“Wish I had time to spend an entire day here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The Blue Lagoon is an incredible spa near Reykjavik. Coming up to it, you see the steam rising thru the lava landscape, then there's a peak of the beautiful water near the front door. You enter the modern building and can go straight to the store, get some food, or register for the spa. My family decided to eat first in the cafeteria which has large windows where you can watch everyone in the water. After signing up for the spa, you go into the nice lockers & showers to get ready. Figuring out the locks on the lockers took a minute. No matter what the weather is, go out into the water. It has different temperatures as you go around it and different depths. The sandy feel of the bottom is fun. Find some of the buckets of silica and put in on your face like everyone does - it really does make your skin feel smooth. If you have long hair do put it up because the mineral water will make it feel like straw for about 3 days. There are massages available while you float on the water. It was funny to feel nicely warm and pampered in our bathing suits then going up to the floating bar where the workers had to wear parkas. Whether you order ice cream or drinks (there is a 3 alcohol drink limit), they just scan your wrist band and you settle your bill when you leave. My only suggestion for the Blue Lagoon is to get some machines that gyms have to squeeze the water out of your bathing suit. Swimming or walking around the Blue Lagoon, feeling warm & soft, enjoying the refreshments, looking at the stunning landscape is worth more than just a short trip.

Visited July 2011
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Stavanger, Norway
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“worth the trip alone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I am sceptical to mass-tourism hotspots, put my doubts were put to rest the minute I entered the compound. The facility is and feels exclusive and luxourios, and yet the price level on the services and restaurant is not. Descending into the laguna itself is a wondelful feeling and the sorroundings feels exotic even for a norwegian. And of course the clientele is very civilized and assimilate nicely into this natural atmosphere of calm and quitet revitalization.

Visited March 2012
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