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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