Blue Lagoon
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Named in 2012 as one of National Geographic's “25 Wonders of the World," Blue Lagoon has evolved from its infancy as a reservoir of geothermal runoff into a world of geothermal wonder. The unique properties of its waters provide not only an enchanting lagoon experience, but also the patented, active ingredients in Blue Lagoon skin care: silica, algae, and minerals. Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800­ year ­old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Geopark. Just 20 minutes from Keflavík International Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon is simultaneously remote and easily accessible.
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19,273 reviews
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Rachel B
Atlanta, GA59 contributions
Feb 2022
The Blue Lagoon was a major highlight of my trip to Iceland. The lagoon is absolutely beautiful, and it's easy to relax in for hours without a care in the world. I visited towards the end of the day, around 5pm, so it was fairly crowded. But the lagoon is huge, so it wasn't hard to find a secluded corner by myself where I could watch the sunset. If you visit in the winter, don't be concerned about the cold. The water is hot enough to keep you warm as long as you stay in or around it. The facilities are clean and well maintained, and the staff are all super friendly and helpful.

Make sure you bring your own swimsuit - you can buy them on site, but they're a bit pricey. I don't recommend bringing a phone or camera into the lagoon as carrying it above water all the time is a pain. The lockers in the changing room are very secure, and I had no worries about leaving my belongings behind.

The Blue Lagoon is great, but it's definitely marketed exclusively towards tourists. Admission tickets also include a free drink, though the selection at the bar isn't great and the bar was surrounded by a lot of people who were trying to get very drunk. If you want a more low-key experience, try one of the smaller lagoons or local swimming pools around Iceland.
Written February 17, 2022
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Alberta, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The Blue Lagoon was our final stop after 5 days in a camper van along the South Coast of Iceland. It was the exact relaxing and mellow environment we needed at that point in our travels. We opted for the comfort package which included a silica face mask and a free drink. We spent about 3 hours in total taking advantage of the various temperatures of the pools as well as the sauna and steam rooms, and our skin felt amazing and rejuvenated afterwards! The website suggests removing contacts prior to entering the water, however we kept our contacts in and our eyes did not get irritated. Would highly recommend a protective water proof phone pouch if you’re wanting to take pictures and remember your sunglasses- it’s very bright and beautiful. Both of these items are available for purchase at the in water bar, however they’re pricier there than if you come prepared! Overall the Blue Lagoon is a definite must and a one of a kind experience, I would highly recommend indulging and treating yourself and adding this to the end of your trip itinerary :)
Written September 27, 2022
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Warrington, UK365 contributions
Jun 2022
The Blue Lagoon is widely advertised and hyped up, and not cheap, so you might be tempted to give it a miss. But if you're anywhere near Reykjavik, it's the one thing you really should do. Quite wonderful to bathe in the enormous blue lagoon (it really is blue!), have a facial if you fancy it, or swim up to the poolside bar for a drink.
In the summer time, it's light till late, and you can stay in till 10pm. Evening is a great time to go, as it's a bit less crowded, but it is so large that it can accommodate large numbers of people quite comfortably. Lockers, towels, showers, etc all very well organised.
Written June 17, 2022
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Radu-Florian A
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The idea is nice, but the whole thing is poorly organized. Definitely not a family place.
1. There are no family changing rooms, and the kids don't have their own lockers, so one has to stuff everything into one. And that's especially inconvenient when it is cold (more clothes), you have at least 2 kids with you. Oh, and the changing rooms are gender separated, so if you have kids the same gender, one parent has to deal with the whole changing and washing process.
2. Kids who are younger than 9 years old must wear some floating devices regardless of their swimming skills (for example the German swimming certificates are not recognized). We had a very bad experience trying to resolve a dispute explaining that our 8 year's old son is a very good swimmer, but to no avail. Our kid did not understand why he's forced to wear those things although 1/ the water was all over the place so shallow that he could stand, and 2/ he can swim for 1km and dive to 2m deep water without any problems, as he just obtained his certificate 1 month prior.
The staff is like brainwashed, they only repeat: "this is Iceland" and "it's for his own safety". The irony is that on the inside of the lockers it says that the floating devices are not for preventing kids from drowning, but rather to make them visible to the staff. What a nonsense!!!
If the staff is really so concerned with people safety, then the age is not a good threshold for deciding who should wear safety gear, but rather height and swimming skills.
Written October 31, 2022
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South Shields, UK1,496 contributions
Feb 2022
You can't visit Iceland without visiting the Blue Lagoon. Situated a 45 minute drive from downtown Reykjavik this place should be on every travellers bucket list.
On arrival everyone is given a wristband and this is used for opening and closing lockers plus any purchases made whilst I n the lagoon.
The changing rooms are open plan and every visitor is encouraged to shower using the gel provided.
Depending on what activity you purchase depends on what you get during the visit. We went for the basic package which included a towel, silicon facemask and a free drink. With our roundtrip transport from Rekyavik the price per person was £105.
You can enter the pool from indoors if you like especially if it's a cold day.
The place was not particularly busy when we visited and the whole experience was truly magical.
The swim up bar line can get quite long at times with every visitor having a free drink, we took the option to purchase extra drinks and just like the rest of Iceland are very expensive.
There is also a swim up place to pick up your included silicon facemask others are available at a cost.
Due to our transfers back to Reykjavik we only had a couple of hours in the water and could have easily stayed longer.
On exiting the pool area you have to settle your account either via one of the automatic booths or at the helpdesk.
Written March 7, 2022
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New York City, NY124 contributions
Jul 2021
We paid extra to enter the area of the blue lagoon that has very limited capacity and which also includes private changing rooms/ showers, robes and slippers, and access to spa facilities. It's very expensive (over $300 for 5 hours), so it is a splurge. You can enter this area if you stay at the hotel, or pay to enter for 5 hours. We thought we would get bored, but we didn't -- there was a sauna, cold plunge, a spa ritual (which included putting silica and other minerals on yourself), and various picturesque areas of the pools that had no or very few people. We had in water massages. I thought it was amazing, but my husband would have preferred a regular massage since the therapist can't press hard since you are lying on a mat in the water.
The restaurant was expensive for very little food that wasn't great, so I don't recommend having lunch at Lava. Also, it was tough to get the staff to come to the drinks window to serve us drinks (one drink is included in the price) or take photos outside. In the retreat area of the pools, you are not allowed to bring your phone, so you need to get a staff member to take your photo.
Written September 8, 2021
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Guisborough, UK93 contributions
Nov 2021
Located very close to Keflavik airport some people choose to do this as they arrive in country or due to leave as it cuts down on transport costs. I thought I would set it aside as a day out and pay the extra travel. I went for the basic comfort package that gives access to the main bathing area, sauna (if working), steam rooms, one inclusive drink of your choice from the bar and a silica face mask. I was surprised there were people in there who didn't seem to know what their wrist band gave them. The package descriptions are clearly laid out on their website so read them carefully and watch the YouTube video they send you about visiting the site (using lockers etc). Money is not used on the site as everything is charged via your wristband and you settle the account at the end. The next package up offered me a robe, slippers, 3 face masks instead of one and a sparkling wine if I used the restaurant (clearly a ploy to encourage you to spend more money) and I was more interested in the "in water" experience.
Access was swift and the changing areas clean and very modern. People tend to change next to the lockers rather than designated areas which leads to a bit of congestion. Staff are on hand to assist and offer advice. The rules of fully showering before entering the lagoon (as you will find in the public baths) applies here and complimentary gels are provided.
The main lagoon is very large so never felt crowded you can easily find your own space if you want it. The only slight crowding was early afternoon when a staff member did a story time session that you could attend telling of how the lagoon started and this was delivered with humour. It explains the origin of the water, silica mineral content and the self-cleansing properties of blue/green algae present. The lagoon has a complete turnover of water in approximately 40 hours.
The water is a milky white colour due to the silica and this has deposited over time onto the black basalt rock. There are no sharp areas, no sudden drops in level and no deep areas. The blue colour comes from the reflection of light from the silica. The water when you enter the lagoon is pleasantly warm but if you want it hotter then make your way to the areas with raised timber decking as these are the distribution wells where the water enters the lagoon.
Return buses were operating hourly at 15 mins past the hour but check this with the bus terminal to save waiting around. I spent 3 hours at the site just purely in the water (no meals) and could have happily stayed another hour but I had an evening trip planned. I know some complain of skin itch but personally I felt better leaving the lagoon than when I arrived and totally enjoyed the experience. Something surreal about being outdoors in hot water while it is hail-stoning!!
Written November 20, 2021
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Guildford, UK178 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A must visit for sure this place is unique .

Everything is contactless.

We got a taxi there from Reykjavik and it cost 18,000 one way which is expensive.

Once there everything is easy , arm band for lockers and anything else you want to buy when in the lagoon.
We had prepaid for the comfort package
Which means you get a mud mask , drink when in the lagoon area and a towel when you get out . Don’t go for the expensive robe package you don’t need it .

When leaving to return to Reykjavik there is an hourly bus at just under 4,000 each
The bus takes you to a central point and then a minibus takes you on to your bus stop.
It’s worth the saving
The staff at the Blue Lagoon in a word
So helpful they helped me download the bus ticket
Written May 7, 2022
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Toano, VA724 contributions
Aug 2022
Recommend you hit this on your way from the airport when you first land. As many posts will mention, the Blue Lagoon is convenient to/from the airport. Some folks suggest hitting on your way to the airport on your way out. However, the Blue Lagoon opens early…much earlier than any place in town. It’s a good first top when you have an early morning arrival. It wasn’t too crowded when we first arrived (shortly after 0800), but it was getting busy when we left (around 1000). Plus, you’re looking at wet suits when you leave there so they can dry while you’re in country (rather than stuffed wet in your suitcase). I also thought the Premium Entrance was worth the cost. It got you fast entry (a separate line), a bathrobe, 3 face masks, and a drink. The Premium folks have a different color wristband. Overall, it was good fun.
Written September 4, 2022
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Erika S
Mexico City, Mexico8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
It is around 20 minuyes from Keflavik airport. There are several buses to talke you there. I booked the one called "Destination Blue Lagoon", this is owned by the lagoon. The bus has WiFi and enough speace for your big luggage. When you arrive to the Blue lagoon, there is a building at the entrance where you can leave your lugagge for a cost. There is a pearson at the desk, so there are no self service lockers. Inside the facilities you will have a personal locker to keep your backpack and hang a jacket.
The Confort ticket includes a beverage inside the lagoon, the inside locker, a facial mask (silk) and towels.
There are few drinkers inside the lagoon to maintain you hidratated.
Inside the showers are shampoo, soap, conditioner, and cream, hairdryer.
The lagoon is big (not as big as I imagined, but enough to allow many people).
The bus can take you back to the airport or to Reikiavik.
There are 26 lockers outside the arrivals at the airport wher you can also leave your bag up to 3 days. It is also to put air to your bike.
Written October 10, 2022
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