Blue Lagoon Tours

Blue Lagoon Tours

Blue Lagoon tours help you with transfer and admission to the world-famous spa that is one of Iceland's most popular attractions. Its location between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik makes it ideal for visiting when entering or leaving the country. Book your tickets now!

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What is the Blue Lagoon?

Imagine walking through a ghostly lava field that 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 milky cyan blue lagoon steaming with naturally heated water, standing defiant and beautiful in the otherwise black barren landscape. Welcome to the Blue Lagoon.

Icelanders have long utilized 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 seawater, rich in minerals, and as the water ran through the surrounding lava field, it started to deposit silica, forming 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 that 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 and how much does it cost?

The Comfort Entrance (from USD 59) includes access to the Blue Lagoon, a silica mud mask, a drink of your choice and the use of a towel.

The Premium Entrance (from USD 77) adds a bathrobe, two additional masks, and 1 glass of sparkling wine if you dine at the restaurant.

The Luxury Entrance (from USD 412) adds a private changing suite, five luxurious hours at the Retreat Spa, and unlimited access to the Blue Lagoon and the more exclusive Retreat Lagoon.

What are the opening hours of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

The opening hours of the Blue Lagoon change slightly based on the time of year. During the summers, it's open from 7 AM to midnight, but during winters, it's open from 8 AM to 10 PM. Opening hours are shorter during certain public holidays in Iceland.

Can I go directly to the Blue Lagoon from the airport?

Yes, you can book this affordable Blue Lagoon transfer from Keflavik airport and start your visit to Iceland by visiting this iconic location. Don't worry, you can store your luggage while bathing in the geothermal waters at the lagoon. After you're done, you can transfer to Reykjavik from the Blue Lagoon.

How do I get from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon without a car?

The easiest way to book a bus transfer from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon. If you need to get back to your hotel in Reykjavik, you can book a round-trip transfer to and from the Blue Lagoon, which will take you to the spa and back to Reykjavik after you're done soaking in the geothermal waters.

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

Yes, we highly recommend booking entry to the Blue Lagoon in advance as availability can be limited, especially during the high season in the summer and December. Keep in mind prices are dynamic, so if you book an entry ahead of time, the prices will be lower.

When is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

Anytime between 8 AM and midnight is a good time to visit the Blue Lagoon, 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 unique and popular attractions, so remember to reserve your spot early.

Is the Blue Lagoon worth it?

Definitely, the Blue Lagoon is worth it. Aside from being one of Iceland's most famous attractions and conveniently located near Keflavik airport, it is also a unique way to experience the country's rich natural resource of geothermal water. You can easily stop by the lagoon before leaving Iceland, making it a great way to relax and unwind at the end of your trip.

Is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland man-made?

Yes, the Blue Lagoon facility itself is man-made and the lagoon was originally an offshoot of a nearby geothermal power station. However the water itself comes from a natural source and is utilized as bathing water.

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 decide when you are allowed to enter the facility, depending on availability per hour.

Do I need to bring a towel to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

No, bringing a towel is not necessary as one will be provided to you upon entrance.

How many hours do you need at the Blue Lagoon?

To get the full Blue Lagoon experience, we recommend 2-3 hours. Of course, you're free to stay longer and indulge yourself in the luxury provided at the spa.

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, there is an age limit of 2 years to enter the water at the Blue Lagoon.

Can I sleep at the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, you can stay the night at the 4-star Silica Hotel or the 5-star Retreat Hotel, located right by the Blue Lagoon.

Can I upgrade my Blue Lagoon voucher?

Yes, simply contact your travel agent if you wish to upgrade your Blue Lagoon voucher. If you booked the entrance by yourself, however, you are responsible for any booking changes you wish to make.

Is the water in the Blue Lagoon good for the skin?

The water in the Blue Lagoon is rich in minerals, such as silica and sulfur which is good for the skin, and it is reputed to have helped alleviate symptoms of psoriasis.

How do they clean the water in the Blue Lagoon?

The water is constantly being renewed throughout the day. The water comes from the nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi. Also, the hygiene code is strict, and all guests are required to shower before entering the lagoon.

How long can I stay in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

Once you've entered the Blue Lagoon, you can stay there as long as you like. However, there is a 3-drink maximum at the swim-up bar.

I'm pregnant, can I enter the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

Yes, pregnant women can enter the Blue Lagoon without problems. The average water temperature is 100 F (38 C).

How does the Blue Lagoon smell?

Like most of Iceland's geothermal water, including the hot water in Reykjavik, it has a distinct smell of sulfur. However, you will quickly acclimate to it and after a few minutes, it is hardly noticeable.

Can I take my phone to the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, there are no restrictions on bringing you phone to the Blue Lagoon. However, you are responsible for keeping it safe.

Can I eat and drink at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

Yes, there are two high-end restaurant by the Blue Lagoon where you can get food and drinks, the Lava restaurant and Moss restaurant. In the Blue Lagoon itself there is a bar where you can order up to 3 drinks during your stay.

Is it necessary to book admission to the Blue Lagoon in advance?

Yes, it is highly recommended to book in advance, especially during the peak season in the summer. Booking in advance will ensure that you have a spot and can avoid long wait times.

What should I bring to the Blue Lagoon?

You should bring your swimsuit, a towel, and any personal toiletries you may need. The Blue Lagoon provides bathrobes and towels for rent, but you can also bring your own.

Can I visit the Blue Lagoon in winter?

Yes, the Blue Lagoon is open year-round, including during the winter months. In fact, many people prefer to visit during the winter when the surrounding landscapes are covered in snow, and there's a possibility to see the northern lights while bathing.

Can children visit the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, children are welcome at the Blue Lagoon, but they must be at least 2 years old and accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the age of 9 must wear floaties, which are available for rent.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the Blue Lagoon?

No, outside food and drink are not allowed at the Blue Lagoon. However, the Blue Lagoon has restaurants and cafés where you can purchase food and drink.

Can I wear contact lenses in the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, you can wear contact lenses in the Blue Lagoon, but it is recommended to bring a spare pair or wear glasses instead, as the minerals in the water can sometimes irritate the eyes.

Is the Blue Lagoon accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the Blue Lagoon has wheelchair-accessible changing rooms, showers, and restrooms. The lagoon itself is also accessible, and the staff can assist with accessibility needs.