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What's the Blue Lagoon, Iceland?
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal seawater spa – one of the country's most visited attractions. It's a unique experience located in a stunning setting in a lava field, and it's a truly heavenly place to to relax in.
Where is the Blue Lagoon, Iceland?
The Blue Lagoon is in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is in southern Iceland.
It's 45 minutes by car from Reykjavik's city center and just 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport.
What can I do at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland?
The lagoon is a bathing experience, but you can also pay for extras such as in-water massages and beauty treatments. There's a sauna and steam rooms carved into the lava rock, a man-made waterfall and chill-out areas away from the water.
Silica mud mask can be found in wooden crates around the lagoon – just apply yourself for a few minutes to feel a difference in your skin.
The Blue Lagoon has an exclusive luxury lounge, a restaurant and cafe, as well as the gorgeous Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel. A double room there costs between 230 and 300 euros, depending on the season, and includes entrance to the lagoon and breakfast.
Currently, there's construction going on at the hotel during the day, so it may be worth contacting the hotel in advance to see if they'll offer you a discount for the inconvenience.
When is the Blue Lagoon, Iceland open and how much does it cost?
The lagoon is open every day of the year. Times vary with the seasons, but it's generally open from 9AM or 10AM to between 8PM and 11PM.
Entrance is by day pass only. The basic cost is 35 euros each, but you can also choose a package between 60 euros and 172 euros.
Up to two children under 14 are free when accompanied by a guardian.
Book your tickets online to get priority access and a shorter waiting time.
What else do I need to know?
You can even visit the lagoon without getting wet! For 10 euros, you have access to the surroundings and can visit LAVA restaurant, Blue Cafe and the Blue Lagoon store. You can also take the guided tour at 1pm or 3pm every day (other times on request) for 15 euros.
Picture courtesy of nexttriptourism.com