No visit to Iceland will be complete without a dip at the famous Blue Lagoon. It doesn’t matter that the Blue Lagoon itself is man-made, it would be akin to visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower if you do not at least spend a few hours at the Blue Lagoon.
We booked this trip towards the end of our trip in Iceland. We were craving for some relaxation after days of endless action and adventure!
We went early in the morning. The place wasn’t even open yet so we waited about 20 minutes, then we were briefed how to use the facility. You are given wristbands that opens and locks your personal locker, and it also shows what package you got for the day.
You can view the different packages offered here.
Upon entering and registering, men and women go on their own ways to change and shower. The women’s changing room is very roomy and huge, I almost got lost finding my way out! Thank goodness the place doesn’t lack in attendants.
You are given a generous sized locker each. And though most women in the changing room were very comfortable to just strip and change unabashedly in front of you, there are private changing rooms available too (above photo)
I loved the complete facilities inside. They have all toiletries you may need (body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap – all Blue Lagoon brand of course). And there were dressing tables too equipped with cotton balls, ear buds and hair dryer.
Before entering the actual lagoon, you are asked to shower. It does add to the chill factor but hey, everyone has to do it!
I met Zombie at the common area, and together we stepped out of the warmth of the building and into the cold.
Okay just to show you how freezing cold it was, the lifeguards are in a freakin’ full jacket attire!
Removing the robe felt like the last thing you would want to do , but the longer you prolong your agony, the harder it is.
There are facial treatments available inside the Blue Lagoon spa itself but you can use the Silica mud mask for free while at the lagoon.
Does it really work? Well, you tell me!
The warm temperature of the water may encourage some people to drink and even have ice cream. There’s a bar that sells drinks and ice cream bars in the middle of the lagoon.
and for those who really couldn’t take the cold, there’s an indoor experience that also has the same water as the lagoon.
Blue Lagoon Iceland also carries their own skincare and cosmetics line and these are the best sellers in their souvenir shop.
Tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon:
- – try to come early in the morning. We took the first bus that goes from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon and there were only a few people. By the time we finished by mid-day, there were throngs of tourists and tour buses that arrived. Sharing the lagoon with hundreds of other people is not exactly very appealing to me.
- – ladies with long hair, tie and secure them in a high bun. The waters contain sulfur and can be harsh to the hair. Even if I tied mine up, water still got to it, and I managed to rinse them off through heavy conditioning.
- – pack your old swimwear. In my case, I took bikinis that I was already going to throw out anyway. The sulfuric water may affect the material of your swimwear so my advice is not to wear your favourite, or new swimsuits.
We definitely enjoyed our time at the Blue Lagoon and highly recommend it when you are visiting Iceland. It’s close proximity to the airport also makes it a popular stopover for people before boarding their flights out of Iceland.
Blue Lagoon Iceland
240 Grindavík, Reykjavik, Iceland
We were hosted by Blue Lagoon Iceland but this has not affected my views and opinions of the experience.