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“Interesting Environment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon
240, Grindavik 420-8800, Iceland
354-420-8800
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Grindavik
Type: Spas, Outdoors
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.
Lahti, Finland
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“Interesting Environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful scenes, worth visiting, but the ever changing weather may surprise, and flatten the feelings.

Visited April 2014
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“Warm fresh and gentle.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Yet another unmissable venue. The boys were delighted. Barely commercial, all very matter of fact. Water a comfortable temperature, the light slimey coating on the floor and the sides. Everyone even tempered, the magical steam floating along with the slightest zephyrs. Very pleased we came.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A must go for all Iceland's tourists. It may be quite expensive but totally worth my money. The clay and scrub is a wonder!

Visited April 2014
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“Very good though somewhat expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This must be the most touristy place in Iceland, but it is still worth a visit. Especially in the end of a trip to relax before flying back. It is conveniently located not so far from the airport, though in winter snow storms the roads around can be pretty dangerous.

I am not that much into spas, but still enjoyed this one. I like that the water in the lagoon is not as smelly as in Myvatn nature baths (I had to hold my breath over there), and the silica mud mask one can use free of charge during the stay is something really special. The effect it has on skin is so impressive that I had to buy a couple of packs to take with me.

I don't like that they charge separately for the use of towels and robes, which makes the ticket twice as expensive. Their bracelets one has to wear during the stay are very old and keep falling off, and they do charge you a fine if you lose yours. I mentioned at the exit that my bracelet was broken, but was told that I just hadn't fastened it properly, which wasn't the case (I am quite capable of fastening a plastic bracelet).

The most economical way would be to get a basic pass, but you'd need to bring your own towel and a robe. And flip-flops if you have any.

Also, if you are visiting in a cold time of the year, don't vet your hair before going in - your head would freeze. Best way would be to bring a rubber swimming cap.

All products can be purchased in their gift shop or in airport tax free in case you really want any.

Visited March 2014
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“Great afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We took the coach from with Reykjavik Excursions which ran like clockwork.

The lagoon is well worth a half day trip. We went in April & it was quite quiet. The facilities are good & you get an electronic wrist band & pay for everything on the way out.

The whole thing is wonderfully surreal, you are in a giant hot tub with snow falling in a Lunar landscape!

Yes, it is man-made but so is the Mona Lisa, so take no notice of detractors.

Visited April 2014
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