Blue Lagoon, Resort & Spa, Iceland (with Map & Photos)

Just 50 kilometers from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon has become one of Iceland's top tourist attractions. Find out how to get to Blue Lagoon, what its hours are and what to expect from these hot springs.

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Panoramic view of the Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist attractions not only in Reykjavik, but in the entire country. Its bluish hot springs and the volcanic environment in which they are found have made it a claim that attracts tourists from all over the world.

What to expect from the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon of Iceland is a huge thermal pool (with an average temperature of 38 ° C) that has that striking azure blue color due to the abundant silica particles in its composition, which are also beneficial for the skin. Precisely, this silica is also used in one of the exfoliating treatments for the face that are offered in the mask bar of the hot springs, in addition to other masks made from algae and even lava.

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Silica mask

The relaxing experience of the hot springs, made up of mostly salty water, is complemented by other services: lounger area, hydromassage waterfalls, a relaxing steam cave, fountains to drink water, sauna, steam bath... even a poolside bar! You can order a beer or a soft drink without leaving the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon.

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Avoid unpleasant surprises! Given the large influx of tourists who choose to visit the Blue Lagoon, it is practically essential to reserve the entrance to Blue Lagoon in advance.

If you want to fully enjoy the relaxation of the hot springs, the best time to go to the Blue Lagoon is first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon and even at night, depending on the time of year.

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Facilities of the Blue Lagoon

If you do not have much time to plot your route through Iceland and you do not want to miss the opportunity to go to Blue Lagoon, a very popular option among travelers is to go to these thermal baths just before going to Keflavik International Airport, given the proximity between the two (they are only separated by 20 kilometers). If you decide on this modality, the Blue Lagoon has storage for your luggage for a price of 600kr (25.10 R $) per bag per day.

Is the Blue Lagoon worth visiting?

The quickest answer to this question is "yes, it's worth it. " The high quality of its facilities, the impressive environment in which the pools are located and the excellent properties of the Blue Lagoon water for the skin make it an essential visit in Iceland. In addition, there is the possibility of combining an excursion to the Blue Lagoon with a tour of the Northern Lights. Authentic natural wonders!

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Sauna in the Blue Lagoon

However, it is true that it is one of the most visited places in the country and, therefore, it can sometimes be more crowded than desirable despite its reservation system. Therefore, if you are looking for a calmer Icelandic hot springs or those frequented by Icelanders, other highly recommended options are the Secret Lagoon, near the Golden Circle, or the Myvatn natural baths and the Hofsós pool, in the north of Iceland.

How to get to the Blue Lagoon?

The easiest and most comfortable way to get from Reykjavík to Blue Lagoon is to rent a car. In just 50 minutes driving on roads 41 to 43, it is possible to drive to the Blue Lagoon car park, which is free and has a large number of spaces.

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Blue Lagoon

Another means of transport to reach the Blue Lagoon through the transfer service offered by the company itself from Reykjavik and even from Keflavik International Airport.

Blue Lagoon Map