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“Do it the VIP way!” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Perth, Western Australia
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“Do it the VIP way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

A friend of ours recommended us to experience the Blue Lagoon the VIP way in the exclusive lounge. If you can afford it I would not do it any other way.
We initially asked some questions online via the website and a gentleman by the name of Omar was efficient in answering any questions I had and took it upon himself to make the restaurant booking.
We arrived by Reykjavik Excursions at 9.50am. It leaves the main bus terminal at 9am and then every hour. I believe they will pick you up at the hotel at n extra charge although this takes an extra half an hour and we did not want to have a tour of every hotel in Reykjavik. The cost without admission RETURN was only 3200kr per person, this was much cheaper than a taxi ride. We found out first hand how expensive taxis can be when we got one from the airport to Reykjavik at 15200kr. (Ouch).
They are very strict with their opening time at the Blue Lagoon and this is 10am so after a short wait we were served and said we had booked the exclusive package and were passed onto Omar who I had previously made the booking with. Omar then issued us with green bracelets and not the blue ones everyone else has. Then we were guided to our own private change area/room that we had to ourselves, and shown the exclusive lounge were fresh fruit, nespresso, an open fire, relaxation lounges, water, magazines, and our own indoor thermal spa was available. There is a maximum of 6 couples on any one day and we were lucky enough to share this total area with only one other couple who were our friends. You are supplied with towels, robes, slippers - you only need to bring your bathers. You also have your own private grotto and access the main lagoon via a private entrance only accessible electronically via the green bracelet. You are given two free drinks at the bar each, whatever you want, an algae mask and volcanic rock mask are also included and taken from the bar, also 2 x 30 minute in-water massages are included and were truly exceptional. You are allowed to use the exclusive lounge for 4 hours and then you get changed exit and go to the restaurant where you can dine on anything you want up to 12000kr per couple and if you go over you simply pay the difference. If I was to criticise anything, it would be the restaurant. The food was great although the wait and service was terrible considering there were only four other tables dining at 2.45pm.the staff basically ignored us and they seemed scared to interact with any of the patrons ( I found this weird and not common of the Icelandic people ). We then returned by coach which left at 4.15pm and returned to the hotel. Overall an amazing experience and although expensive @ 60000 kr per couple, I would not want to do it any other way. The lagoon gets crowded and this way is similar to having access to a business lounge whilst waiting at he airport but with a personalised touch. Do it if you can afford it, and you will probably only come here once in a lifetime. Be crazy!

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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“end of a long week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We made this our last stop of a 10 day trip. We were on the go the entire trip and starting to become tired of the hectic pace. After spending the day at the Blue Lagoon, we were refreshed. Too bad our trip was over! Yes it is expensive. We went all out and got the towel, robe, and lunch. Yes, a lot of money. Would we change it, no. On our next trip, if we do not stay in Iceland over night, we will plan enough time in our layover for this trip.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“is it possible to give this place more than 5 stars?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

when we got to the lagoon i said this is one of my favourite places on the planet.
there is saunas and spas around the edge of the pool and a waterfall to feel the lovely breeze.
i loved it.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

No visit to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon. It is magical. The scenery, surroundings and warmth of the water allows the imagination to run riot and the mind to evoke images of a land where elves and trolls reigned supreme. It is worthwhile to spend as long a time as possible there to fully absorb the wonders of this natural beauty. Without doubt, awesome.

Visited October 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Overated and Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Everybody told me that I have to visit the blue lagoon, well I did, and as big were the expectation as big was the disappointment.
It's just another (well design) tourist trap. The blue Lagoon is a spa. nice and clean .but yet another spa very overpriced, entrance is more the 40$ if you will not bring your towel you will have to pay another 7$ a and a swimming suit will cost the same
Going to a swimming pool in Reykjavik (there are many) is much cheaper more convenient and not less fun

Visited December 2012
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