Iceland’s Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland’s heated milky-blue waters beckoned. I took a deep breath and pegged it through the bitter cold of Iceland’s February weather while only wearing my swimming suit.
Is Iceland’s Blue Lagoon worthwhile?
I didn’t anticipate enjoying the Blue Lagoon. It doesn’t seem all that appealing when a man-made attraction is fueled by water from the neighbouring geothermal power plant, does it?
I really enjoyed the session, which left my skin wonderfully silky and me feeling incredibly calm. My hair, however, was another matter. If you don’t want to spend the next three days looking like Animal from The Muppets, I’d advise against getting it wet. It took several washing and hot oil treatments before it started to quiet down.
The Blue Lagoon is right adjacent to the power plant, but I couldn’t see it because of the vaporous clouds and lichen-covered, the black rock of the nearby lava field.
Seawater that is injected from 2000 m below the surface of the earth is heated by lava eruptions. Prior to water being pushed through to the lagoon, it is first used to produce heat and electricity at the power plant. Every forty hours, new water is added.
How warm is the Blue Lagoon’s water temp?
The water’s temperatures range, with some sections being almost unbearably hot and others being milder, but it’s generally a pleasant heat. The water is typically between 98 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit (37 and 40 degrees C).
What is covered by the entrance price to the Blue Lagoon?
We received a towel, a drink from the in-pool bar, and a silica mud mask from the swim-up bar in the main pool as part of our “standard” admittance price.
My strawberry sparkling champagne delightfully complemented my algae face mask. The mask is a frozen tablet that you dip in water and distribute on your skin as it melts.
How does the Blue Lagoon feel?
The flowing steam that surrounds you when you are in the lagoon gives everything an ethereal, surreal quality. Even if there are people close by, they are only dimly visible in the mists, and their voices and laughing are oddly muffled.
A steam room, a relaxing waterfall, and a sauna have been carved out of the lava. Everything is surrounded by the curiously clear turquoise ocean. Buildings and decks with angular, contemporary designs blend seamlessly with the lava field’s organic hues and textures to produce a strange atmosphere.
You should visit the Blue Lagoon as part of your Iceland itinerary, and you should let the mineral waters do their geothermal magic there.
While travelling to the airport, stop at the Blue Lagoon.
39 kilometres separate Bláa lóni from Reykjavik and 13 km from Keflavik Airport. From the airport, it takes around 20 minutes to get there, and it takes 40 minutes to go to Reykjavik.
There are frequent, year-round bus connections between Reykjavik and the airport to the Blue Lagoon. An ideal time to stop by would be on the way to or from the airport since there are luggage storage facilities (for a fee). We continued on our way to the airport, which meant that I had to go home with puppet hair the entire time!
From Iceland to the Blue Lagoon
A private Blue Lagoon airport shuttle is an additional, and in my opinion superior, method of travel. On the way to or from the airport, it’s a terrific opportunity to make the most of your time and enjoy a 2-hour stop at the Blue Lagoon. Check the prices and availability.
Duration of Visit to the Blue Lagoon
With your entrance ticket, you can spend the entire day at the Blue Lagoon. I spent approximately three hours there, and the Lava Restaurant was a great place to eat lunch. Two hours would be sufficient if you are not eating.
Guidelines from Travelbunny for Visiting the Blue Lagoon
A huge outdoor balcony with breathtaking views of the lagoon is located after passing through the restaurant and ascending the steps to the right. Especially beautiful for shots at dusk or sunrise.
You must take a complete, naked shower before going into the Blue Lagoon. There are separate changing spaces for men and women, so don’t be shy. Although they lack doors, several separate cubicles are tucked away to one side.
Getting there: Blue Lagoon
It’s simple to reach the Blue Lagoon if you drive alone. Turn off the major road between Keflavik and Reykjavik at the “Blue Lagoon” sign, then travel about 10 kilometres (6.5 miles) in that direction. Free parking is offered just outside.
Blue Lagoon Admission Charge
You can purchase a variety of Blue Lagoon packages at varying pricing points. There is a route from inside that leads directly into the water, so you won’t even need to go into the cold because you’ll only pay much extra for the usage of a robe. Wish I had been aware of that prior to my “Viking sprint.”
At the bar, scan your wristband to receive your complimentary beverage. You will make any additional payments when you depart. Your locker is also accessible with the wristband.