Anytime I mentioned that I was heading to Iceland, everyone’s first response was, “You HAVE to go to the Blue Lagoon.” Don’t worry, friends…this was already on the top of our to-do list as soon as we booked our flights! We went on Sunday, our second to last day, and it was honestly the most relaxing way to end our vacation.
∇ The geothermal water has a unique composition, featuring three active ingredients: Silica, Algae and Minerals.
∇ The blue color comes from the silica and the way it reflects in the sunlight. The water is actually a milky white color – the sun just makes it look blue!
∇ The water temperature is generally between 98-104°F (37-40°C) year-round.
∇ The lagoon contains 9 millions liters of water and is self-cleansing (it renews itself every 40 hours).
Good To Know Info
∇ The Blue Lagoon is located about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavík and about 20 minutes from the airport. There are shuttle transfers from both locations!
∇ You can store all of your luggage in a building by the parking lot – very convenient if you’re just arriving to or leaving Iceland.
∇ Lockers are also provided to store your clothes and small belongings.
∇ You have to shower before putting on your bathing suit (cleanliness is super important!) and they provide you with shower gel and conditioner.
∇ Protect your phone with a LifeProof case, so you can bring it in the water with you!
We chose the Comfort Package which included: entrance to the lagoon, use of towel, Algae Mask (in addition to the free Silica Mud Mask) and first drink of your choice. We definitely made the most out of our visit and spent about 4 hours there!
Protecting Your Hair
Before our visit, we were kind of concerned that the water was going to ruin our hair. We found that it really wasn’t as bad as we had read online. There is always the option of putting a swim cap on to protect your hair. But if you want to get your hair wet, make sure to put a good coating of the provided conditioner in your hair while you’re in the showers before you head to the pool. After your visit, it’s helpful to use a clarifying shampoo and a deep conditioner. Your hair should be back to normal within a couple washes.
And don’t forget to stop by the swim up bar! It was probably our favorite discovery. 🙂
Overall, it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend visiting the Blue Lagoon while you’re in Iceland!
Have you been to the Blue Lagoon? Comment below!