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Blue Lagoon Iceland
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Expensive, but well worth it. Never seen anything like this. The water contrasting with the lava rocks is a remarkable combination. The water is warm and well worth a swim. It is obviously crowded at times, but big enough that you dont get claustrophobic. This is a very unique experience you really have to have while in this amazing country.

Thank RDOK
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Every visitor to Iceland should try the Blue Lagoon once. It's famous, otherworldly, and picturesque! That said, it is expensive, artificial and touristy! Hit it on the way to or from the airport, but just the once. For a tiny fraction of the price, you'll find beautiful, exotic natural springs scattered throughout the country... Or visit the lovely public baths in Reykjavik and other towns - cheap, relaxing, culturally authentic.

1  Thank Vandrelysten
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

I've been to Iceland a dozen times for work and have always thought that I should really visit the Blue Lagoon. Now that I did, I can't believe I haven't been going every time. It's a must-see. I went in to the public area and the experience is amazing. Now that I've been/seen what they have to offer, I would probably set up a private spa visit next time.

Thank corporatejetpilot
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Let me start off by saying that I know charging 35 Euros/adult for entry and another 5 Euro for towel rental is a giant rip off, especially considering the water in the blue lagoon is man made effluent from a power plant. I also know you can go to other hot springs and public pools in Iceland for a lot cheaper. Sometimes, though, you just want things to be easy and for that you have to pay. Plus, when people hear you have gone to Iceland, they are going to ask you if you went to the Blue Lagoon. It is kind of one of those things you have to do.

Coming just off the plane an hour earlier, we were jet lagged, tired, and grimy. After a short 20 minute drive, we arrived at the Blue Lagoon and a couple hours later we left revived and ready to take on the rest of Iceland. Not sure if I believe all of the mumbo jumbo they throw at you about the healing powers of their silica, dirt, and silt but it did wonders for us.

After you pay your ridiculous entry fee, you are given a waterproof bracelet, which will enable you to open your locker and purchase drinks and food all without keys or a wallet. When you enter your locker room, take your shoes off, and put them on the racks outside the lockers. Wave your bracelet on the electornic eye in the locker area, which opens the locker and put your stuff inside the locker. To lock the locker, wave your bracelet over the electronic eye once to start the countdown timer and once more to lock it.

Before you enter the lagoon, you must shower. This seems to be an area of great concern if you read the TA forums. It ends up being nothing to be concerned about. There are private stalls if you are feeling shy but it is no different than any other locker room anyplace else. More important is to use the free conditioner provided to protect your hair before entering the lagoon.

You take your towel with you and hang your towel on the towel racks just outside the lagoon. You will have to hang your towel on the racks because there are almost no deck chairs at all. We found there are warmer and cooler places in the lagoon. Since we went on a cold day, we wanted the warmest water possible, which seemed to be under the bridges and towards the far end of the lagoon.

Water shoes are not necessary as the bottom of the pool is fairly silty and smooth, with a few rough edges here and there. For us, soaking for about an hour was plenty and we had enough but you can stay as long as you want. After you go back to the locker room, there is shampoo and conditioner provided in the shower area.

Before you leave, look for a staircase to right of the cafe, which will lead you up and onto a winding path to the roof the building. This ends at an excellent area to take photos of the entire blue lagoon.

9  Thank Jason P
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

My daughter and I visited the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport for our trip home. We both felt is was confusing, crowded and not as "relaxing" as we had hoped even though we both agreed we felt "great" after soaking in the pool for almost an hour. Unfortunately the next day we were both sick with nausea and vomiting and wondered if it was the tepid, crowded waters of the lagoon that made us sick.

Thank ebirk
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