Blue Lagoon – geothermal SPA on Iceland
Named one of the 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic and the best SPA in Scandinavia. Should be on the list of anyone who has plans to visit Iceland. What actually is the Blue Lagoon?
Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa situated in the south – western Iceland, between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavík. The complex was created by humans but uses naturally heated sea water inside Earth (the temperature is about 38 ° C). Rich in minerals and algae, such as silica and sulfur nourish and help in the treatment of various skin disorders. One of the many attractions is the bar with clay and silica mud mask which can be used without leaving the water. Lagoon takes its name from milky – blue water, completely exchanged every 40 hours.
Prices and reservation
Before coming to the SPA it is necessary to book in advance via the website http://www.bluelagoon.com/. Prices depend on the selected package, season and time. For example I paid 65 Euro for booking in the evening of August 2016.
Important: make your reservation as early as possible, because the number of slots per hour is limited and usually a few days before all the hours are already sold out. Payment upon booking, which in case of cancellation is not returned.
How to get there
- bus – during the reservation process you can order transport by bus for an additional fee. Organized according to schedule available on the website, from the airport in Keflavik and Reykjavik city.
- shuttle from the hotel – most hotels arrange transportation to the biggest attractions of Iceland, as well as Blue Lagoon.
- taxi – 7,200 kr. (Approx. 55 euro) from Keflavik
- private car – GPS Coordinates:: N +63.881363 (63°52’52.9068″N) W -22.453115 (-22°27’11.214″W). Blue Lagoon is about 23 km (approx. 20 min) away from the airport in Keflavik, Reykjavik – 47km (approx. 50 min).
Blue Lagoon is primarily a SPA offering a wide range of options for relaxation such as sauna and a steam bath, waterfalls and caves, a bar with masks and massages in the water. More demanding customers can take advantage of exclusive lounge, enjoying privacy. Guests are also provided with a bar located directly in the water, LAVA restaurant and a shop selling natural cosmetics based on clay and silica. Blue Lagoon also offers 4**** Silica hotel.
Good to know
An optimal time reserved to use most of attractions is about 2-3 hours. There is no problem with photographing, camera can be stored in a lockable cupboard. Before entering the water, apply conditioner to the hair, because sea water can cause dryness and difficulties to comb.