For me, the Blue Lagoon is the best Spa experience in the world. We booked the ‘Experience’ package @ just over £70.00 pp which included use of robe, 1 towel, 2 self apply face treatments, 2 drinks at the bar and a 3 course set lunch (choice of 2) which was fabulous. We drove from Reykjavik, about 45mins, the local sat nav could not find the location in English, we had to use the Icelandic Bláa lónið but if you head for Grindavik, you will pass the spa on the way. If you have your own transport, pull over on the approach road to the spa to grab some shots of the beautiful azure pools in the lava fields, in case its too dark for photographs when you leave. The spa is open until 8pm and lunch is served till 4 but I think there is an evening menu at a different price. There’s also 2 cafés serving fresh, good quality snacks if you’re just paying the entrance fee.
We arrived late so didn’t get a chance to sample the treatments but we did make use of most of the facilities in and around the open-air pools. There’s a free sauna, wet room and massage waterfall plus various mineral mask dips that you can help yourself to, dotted around the pools near the sauna area. We were a bit worried that we didn’t have flip-flops or suitable shoes but we managed fine without them.
There is a bar set in the main pool, which attracts the young and slightly boorish but there are plenty adjoining pools you can wander around which are quieter. All age groups and nationalities seem to mingle comfortably and you need never feel crowded. Some areas of the outer pools are hotter and it’s good fun to see if you can tolerate the heat. The floor of the pools are natural so caution is advised when entering, leaving and exploring.
All areas are clean and modern. The locker rooms are communal with private cubicles for the Brits ☺ A locker is included in the ticket price, the lockers are modern, secure but a little on the small side. Make sure you have secured the lock on your locker with your digital key before you leave the locker area. There’s also plentiful free shampoo and conditioner in the showers.
If you have a bar drink token it can be exchanged for a hot drink ie. Breakfast tea, coffee at the poolside café bar.
We were initially forgotten by the waiting staff at lunch but once we nudged them we were served an excellent lunch at a comfortable pace.
We stayed until about 7.30pm and the atmosphere as darkness fell was magical. All in all this was one of the best holiday experiences I’ve had and worth every penny of the very reasonable cost.