Discover the best places to stay near Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Visit the most popular hot spring in Iceland and find accommodation nearby. Enjoy a hike at the Fagradalsfjall volcano site and relax at the Blue Lagoon with a combination tour.
Many visitors want to stay in Reykjavik and visit the Blue Lagoon as part of an organized tour. You can choose from various tours to the Blue Lagoon, ranging from those with standard admission to the geothermal spa to premium packages that include treatments and luxury travel experiences.
Travelers staying at a hotel near the Blue Lagoon, however, have more opportunities to bask in its waters and make the most of its facilities.
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The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. It has healing geothermal waters and amazing views you won't find anywhere else. It's a must-see destination, so many travelers want accommodation as close by as possible.
You'll find the Blue Lagoon on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland. It's just 31 miles (approximately 50 kilometers) south of Reykjavik and only 13 miles (about 21 kilometers) from Keflavik International Airport.
There are plenty of breathtaking photo spots around the Reykjanes peninsula, so it's an excellent destination for travelers. Spend a day exploring the Fagradaslfjall volcano and beautiful lighthouses like Gardskagi and Hopsnes, then head to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic soak.
Learn more about the best hotels near the Blue Lagoon and how to find high-quality accommodation close to this incredible South Iceland attraction.
Blue Lagoon Hotels
The Blue Lagoon is not just a spa but also the site of two hotels. These accommodations are just as close to the airport, the Capital Region, and the Ring Road as they are to the hot spring. This makes them a great base from which you can explore the highlights of South Iceland.
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If you stay at one of the official Blue Lagoon hotels, you won't have to pre-book your spot at the lagoon itself. This means you'll have one less thing to plan during your vacation — perfect for helping you relax after a long flight or a busy day of sightseeing!
Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel
Are you looking for a bit of luxury? Look no further than the Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel.
This five-star hotel is a perfect choice if you want high-end accommodation in Iceland — and it's located right at the Blue Lagoon.
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The hotel has 62 deluxe suites and offers a fantastic range of amenities: yoga, meditation, therapy, healing spaces, a private spa, a private pool with waters from the same source as the Blue Lagoon, and more.
This hotel has won multiple design and resort awards, and each suite has spectacular views of the nature surrounding the hotel. There are several dining options on offer, including a Michelin-recommended restaurant. Whether you wish to sample the local fare or just snack, you won't go hungry during your stay.
Within the hotel complex, you can keep things light with the Spa Restaurant's menu of delicious but simple fare. Here, you can dine fully clothed or in your spa robe. If you're in a hurry to get to a tour or for another dip, the Lava Cafe offers snacks and drinks all day to keep you going.
The Lava Restaurant, also part of the Blue Lagoon complex, gives diners gorgeous views of volcanoes and has options for multi-course tasting menus. Guests can enjoy a tasty feast while they admire Iceland's unique landscape.
The Blue Lagoon's Moss Restaurant is perhaps the most impressive restaurant within the hotel and hot springs resort. Moss is a Michelin-recommended restaurant serving innovative versions of traditional Icelandic food. The chef designs delicious tasting menus of four, five, or seven courses, with a vegan menu available too.
In addition to fabulous restaurants, guests who book a suite at the Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel gain access to a private area of the Blue Lagoon. This means you won't have far to go to experience the healing properties of the geothermal waters — and you can avoid the crowds.
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Soaking in the hot waters is very relaxing. Many people also say that the naturally occurring silica in the pool can improve skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Researchers believe the unique mix of mineral-rich water could also have anti-aging benefits.
All the rooms in the Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel are suites, and there are several types on offer, each with different characteristics to make your stay memorable. For example, the Moss Suite features views of the volcanoes nearby. The Lagoon Suite has a private pool, so geothermal bathing is only a few steps away.
The Lagoon View Junior Suite gives you amazing views with its floor-to-ceiling windows. All the suites offer views of the volcanoes that dot the area, but the Lava Junior Suite means you'll be super close to the cooled lava flows.
The Moss Junior Suite spares no expense regarding amazing views of ever-changing patterned moss — it's incredibly striking. But the Blue Lagoon Suite is the most luxurious, with every amenity you could ask for: a steam room and sauna, a bi-level sanctuary, a butler service, and a private lagoon.
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The five-star experience these deluxe rooms offer is why this is one of the best hotels in Iceland. The Retreat Hotel has had multiple A-list celebrity guests, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Justin Bieber.
In addition to the onsite facilities, there are some brilliant sights to see in the surrounding area, just a short drive away. It's only 11 miles (around 17 kilometers) to the Fagradalsfjall volcano, 14 miles (about 23 kilometers) to the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and 12 miles (roughly 19 kilometers) to the Gunnuhver geothermal area.
Book a stay at the Retreat Hotel to experience true luxury and decadence.
Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel
The Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel is the other official Blue Lagoon hotel, meaning it's ideally located for relaxing soaks and amazing lava landscapes. This four-star hotel is surrounded by nature and has amenities that will help you heal your body, mind, and soul.
The hotel features a private spa and pool with various services, including in-water massages and float therapy.
Various treatments, such as luxurious skincare products, are available to guests. You can purchase these products in the hotel lobby if you enjoy their effects. Take a piece of Icelandic luxury home as a souvenir or perfect gift.
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Aside from relaxation and healing, the Silica Hotel also features multiple restaurants that serve traditional Icelandic foods and innovative modern cooking.
The hotel has three room types available: the Lava Deluxe, Mountain Deluxe, and Silica Deluxe. Mountain Deluxe and Silica Deluxe rooms have a higher price but are worth the money if you're seeking something special.
Guests in both these rooms can enjoy expansive views of the surrounding area through floor-to-ceiling windows. Mountain Deluxe rooms have views of the nearby volcanoes, while Silica Deluxe rooms offer views of the private area of the Blue Lagoon.
Due to the hotel's location at the Blue Lagoon, it's easy to reach other fantastic attractions in the Reykjanes peninsula. The Seltun Geothermal Area and the Bridge Between the Continents are both a short drive from the hotel, so you can easily visit if you rent a car during your stay in Iceland.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is a four-star hotel in the heart of Keflavik, just 13 miles (around 21 kilometers) from the Blue Lagoon. The hotel's convenient location is a short drive from Keflavik International Airport, so travel to the hotel is accessible for travelers just arriving in Iceland.
The hotel's location on the Reykjanes peninsula gives guests scenic views and easy access to the peninsula's top sights. The Blue Lagoon is only a short 14-mile (roughly 23-kilometer) drive away.
Guests who want to enjoy the Blue Lagoon's geothermal waters can take advantage of a spa package the hotel offers. The Retreat Spa package lets guests relax and unwind in the milky blue waters for five hours.
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Beyond spa treatments, there are many amenities around the hotel, including restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and ocean views. It's a great place to stay if you want to learn more about Icelandic culture and art. The Reykjanes Art Museum and the Icelandic Museum of Rock' n' Roll are fantastic ways to pass the time.
Various types of accommodation are available in the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, so you're sure to find something that suits you. Each room has a private bathroom and Wi-Fi. It's a great choice if you're a business traveler who might need to get some work done in between sightseeing.
This hotel can also accommodate celebrations in two event rooms. With its proximity to the airport, guests won't have an issue getting from their flight to a wedding rehearsal! Booking an event space here also gives you access to the Marriott's Meeting Services app, which makes planning your event even more manageable.
The Diamond Suites
Another option for accommodation in Keflavik is Diamond Suites. This boutique hotel is set on the top floor of the four-star Hotel Keflavik but provides an extra layer of luxury to make it a five-star experience.
The hotel is less than 450 yards (around 400 meters) from the Vatnsnes lighthouse, meaning you'll have expansive views of the beautiful coastline. The hotel also looks out over incredible volcanoes.
Aside from great views, the hotel is close to multiple popular attractions. The Blue Lagoon is only 14 miles (around 23 kilometers) from Diamond Suites, so it's easy to reach by car.
Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, is 30 miles (about 48 kilometers) from the hotel. You can use Diamond Suites as a base but still explore the capital's sights and attractions. You'll also be a few minutes from the airport when you're ready to leave. It's the best of both worlds.
Each room in Diamond Suites has been decorated with individual styles, meaning no two rooms are identical. Guests will feel at home sleeping in the king- or queen-sized beds, enjoying features like flat-screen TVs and music systems. There are also luxurious bathrooms with heated floors and powerful showerheads.
Choose from a Ruby Suite (the most spacious option, capable of sleeping four guests), a Sapphire Suite, an Emerald Suite, and a Topaz Suite. Each has a unique look, but all are luxurious and incredibly comfortable.
If you're visiting for your honeymoon, the Pearl Suite is perfect. It gives you a romantic ambiance that will make your trip extra memorable.
Guests at Diamond Suites also have access to a rooftop terrace with fantastic views. There's even a hot tub for guest use up here, ideal for a soak at the end of a busy day.
There are several restaurants in the surrounding area, but the hotel also has a great restaurant and a wine bar. There's also a lounge area where guests can relax and unwind. Order a drink at the bar and chill out!
The Reykjavik Edition Hotel
If you want easy access to the Blue Lagoon, staying in Reykjavik is another option. The Reykjavik Edition Hotel is a great choice and is only 32 miles (about 51 kilometers) from the Blue Lagoon.
This five-star hotel is in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, near the Old Harbor. The airport is only 31 miles (around 49 kilometers) away, which makes it convenient for those just arriving in or about to leave Iceland.
The hotel is on Reykjavik Harbor (also known as the Old Harbor), so guests can enjoy beautiful views and be close to all the action. This historical location offers lots to see and do, including the Harpa Concert Hall, an expansive shopping district, and several restaurants.
As of 2021, over two-thirds of Iceland's population live in Reykjavik. Staying in Reykjavik means you can experience the culture and atmosphere of Iceland's capital while only being a short drive from the Blue Lagoon.
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Given the central location of this hotel, you'll be able to eat in any of Reykjavik's restaurants that you choose. However, the hotel also has some fantastic food options that guests love.
The Roof Restaurant, on the seventh floor of the hotel, has an outdoor space, meaning diners can enjoy views over the water as they eat. If the weather is cold, floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow those views to continue even during the winter.
Another hotel restaurant, Tides, was created and refined by Iceland's first Michelin-starred chef. The menu offers a modern take on traditional Icelandic cuisine. The hotel also has a cafe and a few bars, meaning guests will never go hungry.
There are ten types of suites available in the Reykjavik Edition Hotel, with gorgeous views over the waterfront, Mount Esjan, and even the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Choose your suite based on the features or style you prefer.
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Hotel amenities include a gym and a spa, with various treatments available to help you relax even more during your stay. Hotel guests also have a rooftop terrace, a fantastic spot to relax in the midnight sun during the summer.
Book Your Blue Lagoon Hotel
Choosing luxurious accommodation near the Blue Lagoon means guests can enjoy easy access to healing geothermal waters. The location of the natural hot spring means that guests in any nearby hotel can quickly reach some of Southwest Iceland's best attractions.
Find the best accommodation in Iceland and book your trip today.
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