It does not matter what list you look at the Blue Lagoon tops the charts as the number one thing to do in Iceland. I have learned when something is hyped this much is often a let down but thankfully, not this time. Calling it a spa is a bit odd to me because the Blue Lagoon is mainly comprised of geo thermal pools smack dab in the middle of a lava field but they certainly have made it luxurious. Located in-between the main airport and the capital city of Reykjavik it is easy to get to, just don’t expect to get there quickly – the 24 miles took me nearly an hour!
Since the website clearly states “pre booking is required” I made a reservation ahead of time and from the four entrance options I chose the Comfort package and I am happy I did. With that choice my ticket included my entrance to Blue Lagoon, a towel, a free drink, and both the Silica Mud Mask and Algae Mask. I was planning on going for the Premium ticket but when I saw that extra $20 only equated to a robe and slipper I decided I was fine with just my towel!
You may recall that I was only in Iceland for four days and I since I spent two and a half of those driving around visit glacier caves, waterfalls, and exquisite beaches that did not leave me much time for Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon. Therefore I booked a 3pm ticket, knowing the sun set at 4:30pm as I heard that sunset was gorgeous there and it did not disappoint. The whole place was very well organized and I was excited to drop all of my belongings in a high tech locker, change into my swim suit, and head outside to the pools which were all between 99 and 102 °F. And yes, I did bring both my phone and my DSLR outside with me for about an hour. Yes, I did get a lot of strange looks but it was such a beautiful place I wanted to capture it.
After my drink I decided to take advantage of the mud musks included in my ticket. I swam up the mud mask bar next to the inner water spa and enjoyed 10 minutes of the Silica Mud Mask, washing it off in the water, and then showing my waterproof bracelet to get a big scoop of the Algae Mask which I left on for another 10 minutes. By the end my skin felt so incredibly soft!
Even though I stayed for many hours you will notice there are no photos once the sun went down because I had dropped my camera and phone back in my locker so that I could spend another hour just soaking it all in!
Would you ever visit the Blue Lagoon?