The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is undoubtedly one of the most well-known attractions in Iceland. The water temperature hovers around 37-39 degrees Celsius (around 100F), and being in rich in silica and sulfur minerals, is also said to help people’s skin ailments. The water is completely renewed every two days.
With so many people flocking to the Blue Lagoon, you’ll need to reserve an entrance time and admission package well in advance. There are four different admission packages – a standard option that includes entry and a silica mask, up to a luxury package wine at the Blue Lagoon restaurant, entrance to an exclusive lounge, bathrobe and slippers, and a couple of other additions.
We chose the second cheapest option called Comfort. It included – entry, a towel, a silica mask, algae mask and a free drink in the Lagoon. The Standard package doesn’t include the towel, drink or algae mask, so it was definitely worth the upgrade.
Once we were in, you get a rather high-tech bracelet with an electronic tag to a locker you can put your valuables in. You then have to shower first before you can dip into the Blue Lagoon.
It was indescribably warm and relaxing. We dunked our hands into a bucket filled with silica, where we lathered our faces and necks with the thick white minerals. We then wandered to the other side of the Lagoon to a bar where we chose our drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options). We dunked our heads into the water to wash out the silica after a solid 10 minutes or so, before getting smooth and chilly algae masks to refresh and beautify our faces.
Besides the warm Lagoon pool, there’s a mini waterfall that splashes cool water on you and a hot sauna. You can even get a massage in the lagoon if your muscles need that extra bit of attention.
We stayed until our toes and fingers pruned up – and finally, feeling happy and rejuvenated, hopped on a bus back to where we were staying in Reykjavik to relax for the rest of the evening.
Be warned, there will be crowds of people at the Blue Lagoon. Tourists come from all over so it is absolutely essential that you reserve a time well in advance to avoid disappointment.