The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland is recognized as one of the 25 Wonders of the World. Upon visiting, you will understand why it is one of the top visited tourist attractions in Iceland. The light blue geothermal seawater is perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating yourself during your trip in Iceland. In addition, the landscape surrounding the Blue Lagoon is perfect for clearing your mind and enjoying a wonderful day in nature.
Unwind in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
When you arrive at the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, you will be directed to the changing area. Once you’ve changed, you can go downstairs to enter the Blue Lagoon’s beautiful water. The temperature of the water is between 37°-40°C/98°-104°F.
The water’s natural minerals will refresh your skin and leave you feeling totally relaxed. The water is full of sulphur and silica, making it a good retreat for people suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis. The average time that people stay in the Blue Lagoon is about two hours, but you are welcome to stay as long as you’d like.
Try the silica mud mask
The silica mud mask, which is included in the admission price, is made of the mud from the bottom of the Blue Lagoon. The silica mud mask is located at swim up mud mask bar in the Blue Lagoon. The mask should be left on for five minutes and then washed off. After you remove the mask, your skin will feel soft and refreshed.
Choosing how to get to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is located between Reykjavik and Keflavik International Airport. There is one main highway that connects Keflavik airport to Reykjavik city center. The most convenient way to travel to the Blue Lagoon is by going by one of the tour bus operators, such as Gray Line Iceland. They are one of the tour providers that is recommended by the Blue Lagoon.
The bus tour will provide pick up at your guest house or hotel, round trip transportation and entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon. Please note that when you are picked up at your hotel, this is not the bus that will bring you to the Blue Lagoon. Upon reaching the Gray Line bus terminal (see photo above) you will have to go inside to retrieve your printed admission and bus tickets. Then you can return outside and board the bus labeled Blue Lagoon.
Of course, if you have a rental car then you can easily drive to the Blue Lagoon as well. When you are driving on the main highway between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik, you will see a sign marked “Blue Lagoon” and from there will have to drive about 6 miles/10 kilometers.
Cost, when to visit and tips
The cost for the bus tour and standard entrance to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa costs 86.00 USD/10,547 ISK. You can book your tour online through Gray Line’s website and arrange when you’d like to be picked up at your hotel. The bus from Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavik city center leaves every hour so you can choose when you would like to leave.
If you are a budget traveler, then you should bring your own towel and flip flops with you to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, as this will save you money. If you need them there, it will cost you an additional 15.00 USD/2,000 ISK.
I visited the Blue Lagoon in the month of March, when the weather was still quite cold: 4 Celsius/40 Fahrenheit. This was perfect for being the Blue Lagoon’s warm waters. However, if you chose to go in the spring or summer months, you can enjoy the long days since the sun doesn’t set until 10:00 PM or later.
The opening hours of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa vary from season to season.