What is the Blue Lagoon?
In 2012, National Geographic named this the “25 Wonders of the World" and has transformed your traditional hot spring into a once in a lifetime lagoon experience.
Iceland is home to one of the best geothermal hot springs spas in the world with vibrant ethereal blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. It is a combination of fresh and seawater at extreme temperatures that allows the Blue Lagoon to be what it is. It is located in an 800-year-old lava field that is infused with therapeutic minerals like silica and algae.
The lagoon is known for its healing reputation because of its mineral-infused water that allows you to destress and unlocks a brand new spa experience!
Here are the top frequently asked questions about the Blue Lagoon:
1. When should I visit the Blue Lagoon?
Now! Because the Blue Lagoon is always warm, any time of year is the perfect time to go. The only difference aside from the weather is the price. It is more expensive to go during the summer and since right now is offseason, prices are lower.
We’d also recommend heading to the Blue Lagoon right when you land from your flight in Reykjavík. It is the perfect remedy from jet lag to rejuvenate yourself for your trip. Or you can head there right before your flight back for a relaxing and peaceful mind back home.
2. What is there to do at the Blue Lagoon?
There are many amenities to enhance your spa experience at the Blue Lagoon. The famous silica mud mask is a favorite there that leaves your skin feeling absolutely amazing. After a mask, you can order usual spa favorites like massages, saunas, and steam baths.
Aside from the 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 have to get out of the water to enjoy!
On the lava cliffs of the Blue Lagoon there lies top-rated restaurants for everyone. The Lava Restaurant is a great place for a family lunch but at dinner time becomes an ideal spot for a romantic date night. The Moss Restaurant offers the most spectacular view of the entire landscape and is actually 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 among 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 anything.
- Special silica mud mask
- 1st drink of your choice
The Premium Package
This package is priced at $78 includes everything inside of the Comfort Package plus:
- 2nd mud mask of choice
- Table Reservations at the Lava Restaurants (with sparkling wine included)
The Luxury Package
This is the ultimate lagoon experience with a private suite and unlimited access to private areas of the spa. This package is priced at $623 and includes everything above and:
- Retreat Spa
- Hidden Lagoon access
- Private Changing Room
- All skincare amenities
4. Will the Blue Lagoon damage my hair? Swimsuit?
Probably the most talked-about myth of the Blue Lagoon is that it damages your hair and your swimsuit. But in fact, it is the complete opposite, the minerals that lie in the water restores and hydrates your hair and body. The silica is especially helpful in giving your hair vitamins and energizing your body. As for your swimsuit, no harm will come but what is recommended is to rinse your swimsuit after you have left.