Blue Lagoon Tours

Blue Lagoon Tours

Blue Lagoon tours help you with transfer and admission to the world-famous spa that has become Iceland's most popular tourist attraction. It lies between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik, and most Vacation packages and Self drives will include a visit to the Blue lagoon as it comes highly recommended.

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What is the Blue Lagoon?

Imagine walking through a ghostly lava field which better resembles a science-fiction movie-set than anything earthly. The moss-covered, jagged lava creates a moody landscape dotted with mossy greens. Suddenly, you come across a lagoon of milky cyan blue, steaming with naturally heated water, standing defiant and beautiful in the otherwise black barren landscape. Welcome to the Blue Lagoon.

Icelanders have long utilised the geothermal nature of their island for domestic and industrial use. The Blue Lagoon spa was formed in 1976, quite accidentally around the Svartsengi geothermal power-plant. The run-off water from the power plant is sea water, rich in minerals, and as the water ran through the surrounding lava field, it started to deposit silica, forming a mud which effectively plugged the holes in the lava field, creating the lagoon. As the water began to collect, it acquired another of its unique attributes, a particular kind of algae that can sometimes give the water a greenish hue.

By 1981, the first Icelander had braved to bathe in it and not only deemed it pleasant but relieving for his psoriasis.

The lagoon's location next to the airport makes it the perfect stop after arriving or just before departing Iceland, and many airport transfers to Reykjavík, offer a stop at the Blue Lagoon as part of the journey.

If you would rather make a day of it, there are other tours which include a visit to this dream-like place in their itinerary. Why not have a dip in the Blue Lagoon after exploring the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route or after a day of sightseeing in Reykjavík?

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Blue Lagoon's entry grades?

The Comfort Entrance includes access to the hot spring, a silica mud mask, a drink of your choice, the use of a towel and an algae mask. The Premium Entrance adds a bathrobe, a pair of slippers, and a reservation at the LAVA Restaurant with a glass of sparkling wine. The Luxury Entrance adds a private changing room, entrance to the Exclusive Lounge and samples of Blue Lagoon skin care products.

Do I have to book entry to the Blue Lagoon in advance?

Yes, we highly recommend booking in advance as availability can be limited.

When is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon?

Anytime between 8 am and midnight is a good time to visit, with the water staying hot throughout winter and the facility being lit up during dark hours. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, so remember to reserve your spot early.

What are the opening hours of the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon has five different periods of opening hours throughout the year, ranging between 7 am and 8 am, and between 10 pm and midnight. Opening hours are shorter during specific public holidays.

What happens if I arrive late to the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon reserves the right to refuse entry if you arrive late. In such cases, the Blue Lagoon staff will make the final decision on when you are allowed to enter the facility, depending on availability per hour.