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“Perfectly doable with your baby, at least in summer”

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Grindavik
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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 September 16, 2012

Blue Lagoon actually looks a bit like a tourist trap: it's crowded and in the end of your visit you'll find yourself buying expensive beauty products from them. But the truth is that this is the most beautiful and enjoyable tourist trap I've ever seen, it was a real highlight for our trip to Iceland. Yes, it's crowded, but for me half the fun was all the people around me. You can have a drink in the water, which is unforgettable. We went there with our 10 month-old baby, and we found it doable: her pushchair could stay inside in the café and we brought her out into the water which, contrary to our expectations, was not too warm or "acidic" for her. Would go back anytime.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

very nice and a experience you wont forget. The geothermal spa water is amazing and best to go there as a couple. Only thing is that it can get a little crowded in the summer time

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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

came during winter season, the bus schedules doesn't work for me, so I rent a car and drove here. very short and scenic drive, better value than taking the bus because 5 hours in the pool are not going to be enough. the facility is pretty good, lockers and showers are very clean, just that you need to pay for every thing from towel to food, if you want want to save money, bring your own towel or robe. their resturant is not inside the spa, if you want to eat there you need to exit the spa and go to the resturant by the reception area, you can return to the spa afterward, but they would ask you to fully cover yourself before entering the resturant. there is a snack bar inside the spa and they serve sandwichs and drinks, if that's ok with you then you can enjoy a simple meal by the pools. the pools are amazing, heated by geothermal heat you don't feel cold event in winter time when you are out of the water. there is a tiki bar in the pool so you don't need to exit the pool to get drinks. make sure to try on the cilica mask, it's free and they are so good for your skin. The blue lagoon is such an amazing experience. this is my arrival spa day and I will have a departure spa day before I am heading back to NYC.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

There is something kind of amazing about being in a hot spring when it is 40 degrees out. While I wouldn't miss the chance to come here- as warned it got very crowded and over run by tourists at around 5pm. If you can some how make it here when it is less crowded it is really kind of amazing. As a warning, your hair ends up really nappy after a couple of hours in the water, but when else will you have the opportunity to do this...

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is probably one of the coolest (no pun) thing I have ever done! The warm waters and crisp cold air make for a most refreshing experience. The whole lagoon was wonderful, I especially enjoyed standing under the high powered waterfall for a hard and invigorating neck and back massage. Just a really neat experience and I hope to go back someday.

2  Thank kris10eleven
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