On The QT

The Blue Lagoon

I was looking forward to this day for so long. It was a dream of mine to experience the famous Blue Lagoon and I finally ticked another experience off my travel bucket list during our recent trip to Iceland. The Blue Logoon is one of the 25 wonders in the world and is a must when visiting Iceland. 

The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). The geothermal water has a unique composition, featuring three active ingredients – Silica, Algae and Minerals.

A FEW TIPS

  1. You also must pre-book your tickets for the blue lagoon and we would recommend doing this a few weeks before your trip to make sure you get the time you want. Once you are in the lagoon, you can stay in as long as you like.
  2. It is only 10 minutes from the airport so if you can plan it well you can get the bus straight there from the airport or before your flight. Otherwise you go 40 minutes into Reykjavík city and you have to go 50 minutes back out to it from Reykjavík when you want to go to the Blue Lagoon. There are lockers there for cases and all. Saves you time on your trip.
  3. I would also recommend putting a little conditioner in your hair before you enter the lagoon as your hair can feel very hard afterwards if not.

COST

You can stay in the Blue Lagoon as long as you like once you enter. There are lots of different packages you can choose from starting at 6100ISK which is approximately €48. The premium package is the most popular package as it gives you the best experience at €80(10200ISK). You can view all the packages and book your slot here and be sure to book in advance to get your preferred time slot.

TRANSPORT

For transport to the Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik Excursions is the best. You can book transport either from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon here or from the airport to the Blue Lagoon here. The Blue Lagoon is about 10 minutes from the airport and 40-50 minutes from Reykjavik so be sure to calculate enough time to get there for your experience.

This was an experience of a lifetime and a must if you are visiting Iceland

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