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Path into the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
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Enjoy the soothing warm water in Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa found on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland. It is the most popular attraction in Iceland, drawing people from all across the world.

The Blue Lagoon is just a fifteen-minute drive from Keflavík International Airport, or a thirty-minute drive from Reykjavík, making it easy to reach for those who rent a car or join a Blue Lagoon tour.

It is thus often visited straight after arrival to the country or right before departure, particularly those who take guided packages and self-drive tours, such as this 6-Day Vacation and 10-Day Road Trip.

There are a few better ways to recharge after a long flight or action-packed holiday. If you're planning to stay in a hotel close to the famous geothermal spa, make sure to book a room by the Blue Lagoon ahead of time.

History of the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon Spa is renowned for having qualities that heals skin conditions.

The Blue Lagoon started as a pool of wastewater from the Svartsengi geothermal plant in 1976. The first person to bathe there was Valur Margeirsson in 1981. He was met with some resistance prior to taking the first dip as people thought he was mad for wanting to bath in a "blue mud pool". He and others soon began to notice the unusual but remarkable healing qualities of the azure waters.

Those with conditions such as psoriasis found the waters immediately soothing for their condition. News quickly spread, and by 1987, the first swimming facilities were officially opened.

Since then, the establishment has only grown, from an open pool with no surrounding buildings to a luxurious spa, research center and a pair of hotels.

The Facilities at Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is considered to have such notable regenerative qualities because the water is rich in silica and sulfur. A research and development facility on site finds cures and remedies for skin ailments, and silica mud is available for free on the sides of the pool for guests to enjoy a face mask.

The temperature in the bathing and swimming area is very comfortable, averaging 37–39° C (98–102° F). The Blue Lagoon also boasts the LAVA Restaurant, the Blue Café and the Lagoon Spa: you can thus enjoy cocktails, health products, delicious meals, and treatments such as massages without leaving the premises. Saunas, steam rooms, and a small waterfall are also on site.

LAVA restaurant at the Blue Lagoon is renowned for its high quality food.

For all of these reasons and more, the Blue Lagoon is considered to be one of the most enjoyable and romantic spots in the country. It is surrounded by a plethora of fantastic volcanic landscapes, and the water itself is opaque and vividly blue. Rising pillars of steam only add to the spa’s fantastic ambiance.

Things to Note

The Blue Lagoon Spa is open throughout the year, and popular in every season. Due to the fact it has a maximum capacity for the comfort of its guests, it is essential that you book several months in advance to ensure your space. The vast majority of the time, you will be turned away at the door without a reservation.

More self-conscious guests might want to be aware that it is a requirement to shower naked in public before entering the lagoon, to ensure that the highest hygiene standards are maintained. Though uncomfortable for some, nudity is not taboo in Icelandic culture, so worry not; no one’s looking.

Those who are travelling on a budget will note that the Blue Lagoon is quite pricey. There are other smaller spas and pools that can be entered for less, such as the Fontana Spa, Secret LagoonMývatn Nature Baths and Krauma Spa. Of course, natural hot pools are free to enter.

For more information, you can read articles on the best pools in the country and the best natural hot springs.

FAQs about the Blue Lagoon

What is the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in southwestern Iceland, near the town of Grindavik. The lagoon is a popular tourist attraction, known for its milky-blue waters, which are rich in minerals and said to have healing properties.

How was the Blue Lagoon formed?

The Blue Lagoon was formed in 1976, when runoff water from the nearby geothermal power plant began to collect in a pool. Over time, the pool grew and became a popular destination for bathing.

Is the Blue Lagoon natural or man-made?

The Blue Lagoon is technically man-made, as it was formed from the runoff water of the nearby geothermal power plant. However, the water in the lagoon is natural and comes from deep underground, where it is heated by geothermal energy.

What is the temperature of the water in the Blue Lagoon?

The water in the Blue Lagoon is naturally heated by the Earth's geothermal energy and is typically around 37-39°C (98-102°F).

Is the water in the Blue Lagoon really blue?

Yes, the water in the Blue Lagoon has a milky-blue color due to the high concentration of silica and other minerals in the water.

Can you swim in the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, visitors are allowed to swim and bathe in the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon has a large, open-air pool and several smaller pools and private pools. Visitors should follow the rules and guidelines for safe and respectful use of the facilities.

Do I need to bring my own towel and swimsuit to the Blue Lagoon?

No, towels and swimsuits are available for rent at the Blue Lagoon. However, visitors are also welcome to bring their own towels and swimsuits.

What are some other amenities at the Blue Lagoon?

In addition to the pools, the Blue Lagoon offers a spa, a restaurant, and a gift shop. The spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, and skin care treatments, using the lagoon's mineral-rich waters and local Icelandic products.

Do I need to book in advance to visit the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, it is recommended to book in advance, especially during peak tourist season (June-August) to ensure availability.

Can I visit the Blue Lagoon on my own or do I need to book a tour?

Travelers can visit the Blue Lagoon on their own or as part of a guided tour. However, it is recommended to book in advance, as the lagoon can be busy, especially during peak tourist season.

What is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is open year-round, but the best time to visit depends on your preferences. The summer months (June-August) offer milder weather and longer days, while the winter months (December-February) offer the chance to see the Northern Lights and enjoy a unique winter bathing experience.

Is the Blue Lagoon accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the Blue Lagoon is accessible for people with disabilities, with ramps, lifts, and changing rooms available for those who need them. The lagoon also has a wheelchair-accessible bus that can pick up and drop off visitors at the parking lot.

How long should I plan to spend at the Blue Lagoon?

The recommended time to spend at the Blue Lagoon is around 2-3 hours, but visitors can stay longer if they choose. It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to allow for check-in and changing.

How far is the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik?

The Blue Lagoon is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Reykjavik, or about a 45-minute drive. Visitors can also take a bus or a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon.

Can children visit the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, children are allowed to visit the Blue Lagoon, but visitors under the age of 8 must wear floaties or life jackets. The lagoon is family-friendly and offers several amenities for children, including a shallow wading area and a separate children's pool.

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