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Visiting Iceland’s blue lagoon

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is the best-known hot water spring in the country. A spa has been built around it with all the comforts to make a day trip to the Blue Lagoon an unforgettable experience. It's located a short distance away from Keflavik Airport and the capital of Reykjavik. All the more reason to visit the most beautiful wellness of Iceland when you are visiting Iceland.

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Relaxing in the gorgeous nature of Iceland really is awesome!

What can you do at the Blue Lagoon?

As soon as you get near the sources you’ll see the steam rising between the rocks. In the nearby building you can change your attire and then head to the springs. Find a spot in the warm water and brush your face with the cleansing cream that can be found everywhere. There is also a waterfall where you can unwind and there are saunas and steam rooms.

A wellness in Iceland wouldn’t be complete without offering a complete massage treatment. You can have a massage in the water or undergo a full treatment with scrub, wrap and massage.

Are you curious about the origins of one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights? During a tour you will learn everything about history, get a lesson of chemistry and get treated on a unique cocktail.

If you love giving a luxurious gift to yourself, you can book the lounge area during a visit to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. You’ll have a private room with fireplace, a terrace with a view, and a skin set with creams and clothes.

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You can easily spend a whole day here!

What’s the cost of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon?

Transport to the Blue Lagoon without entrance tickets
– Transport from Reykjavik or Keflavik (the airport)
Price: $40 return if you book online.

Standard package
– Entrance and use of the cream
Price: 6100 Icelandic crowns, about 45 euros or 51 dollars.

Comfort Package
– Entrance, use of cream, towel, a drink and special face mask
Price: starting from 8100 Icelandic crowns, about 60 euros or 67,5 dollars.

Premium package
– Entrance, use of cream, towel, drink, face mask, bathrobe, slippers and more
Price: 10200 Icelandic crowns, about 75 euros or 84 dollars.

Luxury package
– Entrance, use of cream, towel, drink, face mask, bathrobe, slippers, set of skin products, lounge access and more
Price: 53000 Icelandic crowns for 2 persons, about 400 euros or 450 dollars.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon also offers prices for other treatments or products, such as a guided tour and massages.

Relaxation massage
– Determine what is being massaged in the water
Price: from 10200 Icelandic crowns, about 75 euros or 84 dollars.

Full treatment
– Massage with scrub and wrap
Price: from 31200 Icelandic crowns, about 230 euros or 260 dollars.

Guided tour
– Learn about history, free cocktail and chemistry test
Price: 2000 Icelandic crowns, about 15 euros or 17 dollars.

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Iceland is pricey! A visit to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon won’t be cheap…

Where is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is easily accessible from Reykjavik. If you book in advance, you can order tickets with a bus ticket. This has the advantage of being brought and taken back with a shuttle bus.
If you wish to just book the shuttlebus, that is also possible. You can choose to be picked up (and dropped off) in Reykjavik or Keflavik (the airport). A ticket costs about $40 per person (retour transfer).

Address of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Nordurljosavegur 9
240 Grindavík

Opening hours of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

8:00 – 22:00 1 January to 25 May
7:00 – 23:00 26 May to 29 June
7:00 – 00:00 30 June to 20 August
8:00 – 22:00 21 August to 1 October
8:00 – 20:00 2 October to 31 December

During Christmas and New Year, different times apply.

visiting the blue lagoon iceland

The blue water is a feast for the eyes and makes sure you are completely relaxed!

Sleeping at the Blue Lagoon

Since a number of years, there is a hotel near the spring. A unique accommodation that you definitely must have experienced when visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The Silica Hotel is only one kilometer away from the visitor center. The price of an overnight stay depends on the period in which you book.

Check out the possibilities and prices of this and other hotels near the Blue Lagoon here.

Best time to visit

There is no certain time frame in which it’s more beautiful to go to the lagoon. A visit to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon during the winter can be as beautiful as a trip in the summer.

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Iceland looks different in any season. So… Perhaps you should book an excursion to the Blue Lagoon in both winter and summer?

Another tip

Many people immediately walk from their car or bus to the visitor center of the Blue Lagoon. However, in the area you can also make a nice walk along the smaller lakes. The blue water is very beautiful in combination with the lava fields.

Alternatives for the Blue Lagoon

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is not the only hot water spring you can visit in Iceland. Everywhere on the island you can find baths and wells. Some other famous ones are the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir, the sources of Laugarvatn and the Drangsnes Hot Pots.

Video tour

Wondering what this spectacular attraction really looks like? Have a look at this video and be enchanted by the beautiful baths!

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Excursion to the de Blue Lagoon

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5x Hotels near the Blue Lagoon of Iceland

Since the Blue Lagoon is not really close to Reykjavik, it is a good idea to find an overnight stay nearby. This way you can complete your day of wellness with a luxurious ending!

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

Do you feel jaded? Then this hotel near Blue Lagoon in Iceland is the perfect place to relax and rediscover just how beautiful and wonderful the world really is. The interior of The Retreat pays homage to the surrounding landscape with subtle Italian influences. From your room you have an unforgettable view over the vast lava fields and lagoons. If that is not enough, let yourself be pampered in the wellness or in the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel.

The Retreat is located in the middle of the moss covered lava fields and next to the glistening Blue Lagoon. You can also follow a guided group walk through the nature reserve every day. With a bit of luck you can spot the magical Northern Lights from this luxurious accommodation during the long winter months. For an overnight stay in this unique location, you pay an average of $1,500 for a double room.

Prices and availability: Agoda.comBooking.com

The retreat at blue lagoon iceland

Northern Light Inn

Spending the night near the Blue Lagoon in Iceland will undoubtedly be unforgettable if you opt for the Northern Light Inn. The modern rooms all have an accent wall with a playful and flowery wallpaper, which gives the room a homely feel. If the idyllic setting on the clear blue lake is not soothing enough, you can relax in the wellness area or in the lounge. Moreover, from the house restaurant you also get a magnificent view over the lava fields.

The Northern Light Inn is the ideal base if you enjoy hiking in Icelandic nature. At the hotel you can rent bicycles to discover the area, but the staff also regularly organize horse riding tours that take you along some of the impressive points of interest in Iceland. The accommodation is also perfectly located for a day trip to Reykjavik, which is about 45 minutes away. You pay an average of $235 for one night in a double room.

Prices and availability: Agoda.comBooking.com

Northern Light Inn Iceland

Guesthouse Borg

Guesthouse Borg is a small family hotel in Iceland. You stay in authentic, homely rooms and the friendly owners provide a warm welcome. This accommodation is a good opportunity to get acquainted with traditional Icelandic life. To relax, you can watch TV in the lounge or take a breath of fresh air in the garden.

The residence is only a ten minute drive from the fairytale like Blue Lagoon. You can get there with a rental car in Iceland, but the trip will probably be a bit more special if you rent a bicycle at the guesthouse. On request you can also arrange an excursion with horses in the area. Guesthouse Borg is also close to the public swimming pool of Grindavík. The price for one night in a double room costs an average of $70.

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Guesthouse Borg

Harbor View

The nice houses of Harbor View are a nice place to enjoy the wonders of Icelandic nature. From your lodge you have a beautiful sea view. Each cabin is also equipped with a private terrace, sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen. This way you can plan your road trip around Iceland all by yourself without needing to stick to the opening hours of restaurants in the area. Children will also enjoy it here thanks to the large playground on the property.

Harbor View is well located if you plan to visit Blue Lagoon in Iceland. From here it is only a ten minute drive to the natural wonder. In the vicinity of the houses you can also take a nice walk along the path on the Thorbjorn mountain. At the top, don’t forget to enjoy the unparalleled view. Prices for one of the lodges start at $140 per night.

Prices and availability: Agoda.comBooking.com

Harbour View Iceland Hotels Blue Lagoon

Fosshotel Baron

Opposite the coast of Reykjavik you will find the contemporary, budget-friendly Fosshotel Baron. The large rooms offer formidable mountain views, have a contemporary feel and are equipped with a safe and a satellite TV. In the morning you will find an extensive breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant, while you can warm yourself up in the afternoon with a delicious bowl of soup and fresh bread.

Fosshotel Baron is within walking distance of many popular bars and shops in the city center of Reykjavik. In addition, the location is ideal for discovering the sights of Iceland, such as Blue Lagoon, a 45-minute drive from the accommodation, or the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, which is part of Iceland’s Golden Circle. The staff of the residence will also be happy to help you arrange excursions to the most beautiful attractions. You can stay here from $100 per night in a double room.

Prices and availability: Agoda.comBooking.com

Fosshotel Baron

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  1. This is a lot of great Information! I love the Blue Lagoon and massages! Planning a trip next year so thanks for sharing! ?

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