Things to do in Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in Iceland, located in a lava field near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, in a location favourable for geothermal power. Situated just 20 minutes by car from Keflavík International Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, drawing people from all over the world.
The lagoon is supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station. The water’s iconic colour is a result of the way that silica reflects sunlight, with the properties of the water being 70% ocean water and 30% freshwater. The water temperature of the bathing and swimming area averages 37-39 degrees Celsius making it the perfect trip to enjoy at any time of the year, regardless of the season.
The Blue Lagoon is considered to have regenerative qualities due to the water’s rich silica and sulphur content. Silica mud is available for free on the sides of the pool for guests to enjoy as a face mask.
A must-see for anyone visiting Iceland, the lagoon is surrounded by beautiful volcanic scenery with the vivid blue water providing an amazing contrast to its surroundings. Rising steam from the warm water adds to the spa’s fantastic ambience. At the lagoon you will also find a restaurant, café and the Lagoon Spa, making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day out!
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“Enjoyed the blue lagoon itself. However, it was all Very rushed. Were picked up 30 mins later and told, which led to only having 45 mins in the blue lagoon due to the tight return time from the driver. Personally I don't think it was worth £111 per person for such a short amount of time. Im sorry but, not recommend anyone to book this trip through tui due to this.”
“The Blue Lagoon is Beautiful. The trip on the coach was comfortable. The guide was knowledgeable and staff were friendly and welcoming. Just be aware that if you are single and travelling with children, you do get separated into different changing room's (depending on the age of the child) which can be a worry as your child doesn't know their way around and I had to ask staff to find my son, as he exited a different way. For the price of the excursion I would go to the Blue Lagoon via taxi, instead of with TUI, when I visit in the future, as you don't get enough time. It takes 45 minutes to get there, then you need to shower (naked) and then put on your bathing suit again. Then by the time you get in the lagoon, queue for a drink and shower when you leave, you get just over an hour, which is not value for money in my opinion.”
“Amazing experience, but expensive, bus driver miserable, dropped off and told us what time he was picking us up, no other information. When we got to the blue lagoon had to wait 15 mins to check in, no helpful information, given bracelets and then had to get on with it £107 per person was not value for money”
“For every trip and journey we took we were asked to stand outside in freezing temperatures for up to half an hour at a time. We were soaked on one occasion having stood out waiting for a coach to take us on the Golden Circle tour. I appreciate people are often late for trips but if they are, then so be it! A window of 10 minutes should be allowed - it's ridiculous in such cold temperatures even when we were all togged up with warm clothes and waterproofs. Our experience at the Blue Lagoon wasn't as described - it said 2-4 hours but it wasn't pointed out that two of those hours would be travelling time - by the time we followed the rules about showering, changing etc we literally had an hour in the pool which wasn't long enough for the price paid and we were left very disappointed!”