Pro Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon

Pro Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon

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The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by the vast lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsulaThe warm, soothing water and otherworldly blue color have made the Blue Lagoon a bucket list location for many travelers, and enjoying a soak is absolutely one of the best things to do in Iceland. It's become such an iconic feature of the country, and it's a must for anyone who wants to learn why Icelanders are so obsessed with bathing in geothermal water!

The Blue Lagoon is pretty unique, though, because it's not just a regular swimming pool. The water is blue because it's rich in silica and other minerals that are great for the skin, but did you know it can leave your hair dry if you don't keep it out of the water? That's one of the things to plan for during a visit, but what are some more things to consider?

Check out our video below for some Blue Lagoon pro tips when planning your first visit!

If you have a rental car in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is around a 50-minute drive from Reykjavik and 25 minutes from Keflavik Airport. It's also a popular stop when booking an airport transfer to or from the Capital, making it a pretty convenient first or last thing to do on your Iceland itinerary.

We recommend planning your Blue Lagoon tour for the start of your trip instead of leaving for the last moment, just in case something comes up. That way, you can be sure you won't miss out!

There are also plenty of other geothermal spas in Iceland, including the Sky Lagoon and Hvammsvik Hot Springs, but the Blue Lagoon still stands as the biggest player in the lagoon scene. Make sure to book your Blue Lagoon entry with good notice, or check out all the other amazing hot spring experiences in Iceland.

Visiting the Iceland Blue Lagoon is an incredible experience

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