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Iceland has been one of my favorite destinations. Visiting the Blue Lagoon can be a fantastic experience, but it’s essential to plan ahead to make the most of your trip. I didn’t plan ahead and it put a damper on my trip. Here are some tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon based on my experience.

What is the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is a famous geothermal spa located in Iceland. It’s waters have a very unique blue-tinted color and is rich in healing minerals such silica and sulfur. It’s situated in a lava field.

Tourists come from all over the world to soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters while enjoying views of the gorgeous Icelandic landscape. The spa offers silica mud masks, relaxation areas, and even a swim-up bar where you can enjoy a drink while immersed in the soothing waters.

Where is the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is located in Southwestern Iceland. It’s about 45 minutes from Reykjavik. It’s exact address is Norðurljósavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland.

How Do you Get to the Blue Lagoon?

You can get to the Blue Lagoon by tour, public transportation, taxi, or driving. The most cost-efficient way is to take the public bus. It leaves you right in front of the Blue Lagoon. Check the bus schedule here. Taxis are quite expensive in Iceland.

When is the Best Time to Visit the Blue Lagoon?

It depends on what your goal is. To escape the crowds, the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon is early morning. The lagoon tends to have fewer visitors at this time. It’s also the best time to take photos. Depending on the time of year you visit, it can become dark by 3 pm so plan accordingly. The steam from the water, mixed with the lack of sunlight, makes it hard to get great photos.

Visiting the Blue Lagoon at Night

Visiting the Blue Lagoon at night has its positives as well. Depending on the season, you may be able to see the Northern Lights. There are also fewer visitors at night so you’ll have space to yourself. Would you visit the Blue Lagoon at night?

How Much is the Blue Lagoon?

The cost of visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland varies depending on the type of package you choose and the time of year you visit. Here are the current prices but they may change in the future.

  1. Standard Admission: Standard admission tickets typically range from around 6990 ISK (Icelandic Krona) to 10490 ISK per person for adults, depending on the season. Children under the age of 13 usually have discounted rates, and infants may enter for free.
  2. Premium Packages: Premium packages, which include additional amenities such as bathrobe and slippers, algae mask, drink, and reservations at the LAVA restaurant, can range from approximately 10990 ISK to 51900 ISK per person. I think the premium package is worth it.
  3. Private Experiences: The Blue Lagoon also offers private experiences for those looking for a more exclusive and intimate visit. Prices for private experiences vary depending on the services included and the number of guests.

Things to do Before Visiting the Blue Lagoon

  1. Book in Advance: The Blue Lagoon is a popular attraction and often sells out, especially during peak seasons. To secure your spot, booking tickets online in advance is advisable.
  2. Choose the Right Package: The Blue Lagoon offers various packages, including standard admission, premium packages with additional amenities like robes and slippers, and exclusive experiences. Consider your budget and preferences when choosing a package.
  3. Arrive Early : To avoid crowds, consider visiting the Blue Lagoon early in the morning. The lagoon tends to be less crowded during this time, allowing for a more relaxing experience. It’s also the best time to take photos. Remember, it gets dark in Iceland fast during certain seasons. Plan accordingly.
  4. Bring Essentials: Pack essentials such as a swimsuit, towel, flip-flops, hair conditioner, and a waterproof phone case for taking photos. If you forget anything, you can rent towels and swimsuits on-site, but bringing your own is more cost-effective.

Tips for While You’re There

  1. Hydrate: The Blue Lagoon’s geothermal water can be dehydrating, so be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your visit to stay hydrated. They sell food there but the menu wasn’t that great.
  2. Shower Before Entering: To maintain the cleanliness of the water, all visitors are required to shower without their swimsuits before entering the lagoon. Use the provided shower facilities and conditioner to protect your hair from the mineral-rich water.
  3. Protect Your Hair: The mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon can leave your hair feeling dry and stiff. To protect your hair, apply conditioner before entering the water and consider wearing a swim cap or tying your hair up.
  4. Respect the Rules: Follow the rules and guidelines provided by the Blue Lagoon staff, including no diving, no running, and no glass containers in the lagoon area.
  5. Relax and Enjoy: Take your time to relax and enjoy the experience. Float in the soothing, turquoise waters, apply a silica mud mask for a natural skincare treatment, and take in the stunning surroundings.
  6. Explore Other Attractions: While visiting the Blue Lagoon, consider exploring other nearby attractions, such as Gunnuhver, Iceland’s most giant mud pool or Reykjanesviti, Iceland’s oldest lighthouse.

By following these tips, you can have a memorable and enjoyable experience visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. If you enjoyed reading this, consider pinning it 🙂

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