A Travel Review of The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Iceland's Blue Lagoon.
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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is Iceland's famous geothermal spa where guests relax in seawater heated by Mother Nature. A visit to the Blue Lagoon (40 min. from Reykjavik) is an invigorating experience year-round, whether surrounded by snow in the middle of winter, or during the long days of the Icelandic summer. There are also great guided tours to the Blue Lagoon available and Blue Lagoon Hotels nearby.


  • A must for visitors
  • Open year-round
  • Great tours available
  • Low admission cost


  • This experience may tire seniors
  • Less suitable for children


  • Open Sept. through May 15: 10 am - 8 pm. May 15 through Aug 31: 9 am - 9 pm.
  • Admission: Adults 1400 Icelandic kroner. Seniors 67 and over: 990 kr. Children between 12-15: 700 kr.
  • Towels, bathing suits, and bathrobes can be rented.

Guide Review - The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of Iceland's most popular attractions. The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor pool of geothermal seawater, located 45 minutes from Reykjavik. This experience should never be missed on a trip to Iceland and can be combined with sightseeing in various guided tours to the Blue Lagoon.

The fluorescent blue pool of water is close to 104°F (or 40°C) warm all year - which makes the Blue Lagoon such a popular destination in the cold Icelandic winters. When you visit the Blue Lagoon, change into your bathing suit and take a shower in the modern locker rooms before entering the waters of Iceland's famous lagoon.

You will see that the Blue Lagoon is surrounded by black lava rocks and covered with bright steam. Due to the size, it is easy to find your own private spot to get that weightless sensation as you float in the water. Enjoy the mineral rich water which is believed to have curative powers. Listen to your body and limit bathing time accordingly to prevent exhaustion.

The geothermal spa's updated facilities include changing rooms, an indoor swimming area, a conference area, and a restaurant with a beautiful view. In addition to bathing in the lagoon, visitors can visit the lava cave or take a steam bath powered by nature.

When planning your trip, take a look at guided tours to the Blue Lagoon.