"2) More on the Blue Lagoon" Blue Lagoon Tip by Saagar

Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík Region: 33 reviews and 44 photos

  The Blue Lagoon
by Saagar

cont'd from tip 1):

There is one parking space, one entrance (smack in the middle of lava fields, so sneaking in from anywhere is at your own peril!), a reception where the questions are how many persons, need a towel, bathing suit? and you get a moisturizer to apply after the soak (quite salty, really dries you out). Your ticket is a plastic armband with some kind of chip that serves to lock and unlock your locker in the changing rooms. Self explanatory, but takes some time to figure out. Nothing can go wrong, though. After paying you choose men/women, and then there are several color-coded sections with locker and changing rooms, leave your shoes outside (space for them). Leave anything of metal as even gold will corrode in this water. Remember your section of changing room, go for the lagoon via shower rooms (yep, do take a shower) and you are a few steps from the entry point to the lagoon. Don't jump in, but walk the steps. The bottom is full of volacanic sand and some fairly smooth rocks. As you cannot see the bottom because of the silica and mineral coloured water be careful. Children do have to be with parents to get in. No warnings of "hot spots" in the water, but the spurting artificial geysir and the wooden decks here and there are areas of very hot water.
For the spa stuff, check out their web site.

The parking is free.
The entry ticket is ISK 1500 per adult, less for children.
Towel rental is ISK 300.
The cafeteria is not cheap.
The restaurant is very good.

The Blue Lagoon is open from morning till 21 in the evening. You can stay in the water until 21.45.

Directions: It is located in the lava fields just south of the Keflavik airport.
Website: http://www.bluelagoon.is

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2011
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