The Blue Lagoon is frequented year-round, whether in the midst of a snowy winter or at the peak of a long Icelandic day in summer. Although, the blue changes in color according to the seasons or the time of the day, it is always startling and vivid, almost surreal in its intensity. It is best described as fluorescent blue. The waters may look cool, but they are in fact 104 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius).
On a trip to Iceland, a visit to the Blue Lagoon should not be missed. Not visiting the Blue Lagoon when visiting Iceland is comparable to deciding not to visit the Eiffel Tower when in Paris or Buckingham Palace when in London. Numerous Blue Lagoon tours are available and the cost for admission is low – for adults, it is only 1400 Icelandic kroner and for children between 12 to 15 years, it is only 700 kroner. Bathing equipment like bathrobes, towels, and bathing suits can be rented at the facilities near the lagoon.
Since it is an expansive body of water, it is easy to find a private space to float effortlessly on the water. Rich black lava rocks surround the lagoon and a bright steam envelopes the bather. Although the mineral waters are curative, they are also deeply relaxing and a prolonged bath can be exhausting.
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa with many modern facilities, including changing rooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant with a breathtaking view. There is even a conference center. Besides enjoying the curative effects of the lagoon, visitors can also indulge in a natural steam bath in the lava cave.
Travel to Iceland
Iceland, an island nation in the North Atlantic, is about 6 hours from New and only 3 hours from London. Two Icelandic airlines provide transport to this European country. It is also accessible by ferry from the continent of Europe. Cruise liners often feature Iceland as one of their stops.
Travel within Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is only 40 minute drive from downtown Reykjavik and only a 20 minute drive from Keflavík International Airport. It can be reached by bus, taxi, or rental car. Many Icelandic Tour Companies also offer a visit to the Blue Lagoon.