What is the Blue Lagoon?
Named one of the “25 Wonders of the World” by National Geographic in 2012, it has transformed its traditional hot spring into a unique lagoon experience.
Iceland is home to one of the best geothermal hot spring spas in the world with the vibrant ethereal blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. It is a combination of fresh and sea water at extreme temperatures that allows Blue Lagoon to be what it is. It is located on an 800-year-old lava field that contains therapeutic minerals such as silica and algae.
The lagoon is known for its healing reputation due to its mineral infused water that allows you to de-stress and unlock a new spa experience!
Here are the top frequently asked questions about Blue Lagoon:
1. When should I visit the Blue Lagoon?
Now! Because the Blue Lagoon is always warm, any time of the year is perfect to go. The only difference apart from the weather is the price. It is more expensive to go in summer and since it is low season right now, prices are lower.
We also recommend that you head to the Blue Lagoon right when you land from your flight in Reykjavik. It is the perfect remedy against jet lag to rejuvenate for your trip. Or you can head there just before your return flight for a relaxed and easy head back home.
2. What can you do in the Blue Lagoon?
There are many amenities to enhance your spa experience at Blue Lagoon. The famous silica mud mask is a favorite there and leaves your skin feeling absolutely amazing. After a mask, you can order the usual spa favorites like massages, saunas, and steam rooms.
Aside from spa services, the Blue Lagoon has a built-in bar. There you will find alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as other refreshing options that you don’t even need to get out of the water to enjoy!
On the lava cliffs of the Blue Lagoon are the best restaurants for everyone. Lava Restaurant is a great place for a family lunch, but at dinner time it becomes an ideal place for a romantic date night. The Moss restaurant offers the most spectacular view of the entire landscape and, in fact, is recommended by the Michelin Guide in 2019.
3. How much does it cost to go to the Blue Lagoon?
There are three packages that are most popular with visitors:
The Comfort Package
This starts at $55 per adult, but this could change depending on the time of year, as well as whether or not you decide you want to rent something.
Special Silica Mud Mask
1st drink of your choice
The Premium Package
This package is priced at $78 and includes everything in the Comfort Package plus:
2nd choice mud mask
Table reservation at Lava Restaurants (with sparkling wine included)
The luxury package
This is the ultimate lagoon experience with a private suite and unlimited access to the private areas of the spa. This package is priced at $623 and includes all of the above plus:
Access to the Hidden Lagoon
private changing room
All skin care services
Probably the most talked about myth about the Blue Lagoon is that it damages your hair and your bathing suit. But in fact, it is quite the opposite, the minerals found in the water restore and hydrate your hair and body. Silica is especially useful for giving your hair vitamins and energizing your body. As for your bathing suit, no harm will come but what is recommended is to rinse your bathing suit after you have left.