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“blue lagoon”(4 reviews)
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Grindavik, Iceland
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Didn't have a plan when me and my traveling companion dropped our friends off at the Blue Lagoon for a spa day. We saw Selatangar in the ICELAND guidebook and thought, "why not? could be cool". It was the highlight of our 4 day trip...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

West of Grindavik, along the ring road about ten miles, hard to find- a rough rocky narrow (take it easy) dead end road that leads directly to a canyon area justt east of the parking area, and a amazing raw polished black lava stone beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank acclr8
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

You need an SUV to get out there, but don't waste your time, the sign at the site doesn't even tell you what you're looking for, because the image they show is totally not what is there. We walked around there for awhile and saw...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mallorie E
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Fantastic place to visit if you like nature and history. Had a great time with my family having a picknik on the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeppamagga
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Make sure that you have a car capable of getting there. You are able to get close with a regular small car but do not attempt to drive in the loose sand on a small car without 4x4. Everyone gets stuck who does not have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AJICE
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The information sounded great; a ruined fishing village. The reality, on a cold, blowy afternoon, was a drive of over a kilometre along a track which only a 4x4 is capable of doing - the protruding rocks will take the exhaust or track rod ends...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I had a few hours to kill before the Blue Lagoon, and drove the loop road here to see the shipwrecks and old fishing village. I did have a rental car, and found the road to be unpaved and bumpy but very doable. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank BZimm08
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Don't try the road to get there in a little rental car! The road is very rough! At the end of the road is a bit of information on signs along with lots of fascinating rock formations. Supposedly people lived here, making homes among the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank singersus
Reviewed July 24, 2017

A bit of beaten path, about a kilometer drive off the main road on a dirt / bumpy road. Then you will have about 10-15 minutes’ walk on a dirt / sand. After you get to the beach then it's walk on the pebble stones....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank BeeLittle
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are separating! Our toddler loved playing in all the soft black sand. Great sunset shots, too.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Holly M
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Response from RecRob | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a 2WD car will make it, but slow going. There is a small parking area about 1200 meters (3/4 mile) off the paved road, and you can walk around from that point. Along this access road there are few "pulloffs" so if you... More
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