We all know you can’t go to Iceland without checking out the Blue Lagoon. Although I’m not a huge fan of super touristy attractions this is obviously a must do. The lagoon, really is CRAZY blue, and the perfect temperature year-round. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa set in the middle of a black lava field. The water has high levels of silica, algae and minerals which give it it’s bright blue colour!! Another thing that I really like about the blue lagoon is they limit the number of people that enter so that it’s never too overly crowded, and since the lagoon is so massive its very easy to find a secluded spot.
The Lagoon offer’s a ton of great services such as in water massages and face masks and also has a few bars both inside the main building, and in the water so you can enjoy a nice (but expensive) drink while relaxing in the lagoon. Although the whole experience it’s a little on the pricey side, they have so much to offer that you can end up making a whole day out of it.
There are a few options in terms of tickets. We got the premium package which comes with robes, flip flops, two free face masks, a free drink and the option to make a reservation at their on site restaurant. I think it’s worth it go for one of the better packages, since it’s not that much more expensive and you get a lot more included.
Although it is a great experience, there are a few things that you should be warned of. Firstly, since the water has such high levels of silica, it will leave your hair feeling extremely dry and brittle. They recommend you take a shower before you enter and leave conditioner in you hair for when you enter the water. The second thing that you should be warned of is the price. Although I already mentioned the high entrance fee, any drinks or extra services will also cost you quite a fair bit.
That being said, I haven’t met anyone that has regretted going. The pictures really don’t do it justice, and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the world. It’s extremely relaxing and I think it’s worth to go there while you’re visiting Iceland. For other idea’s of things to do, check out my other blog posts on Iceland! (24 hours in Iceland? Drive the Golden Circle)