The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is one of the most popular and well-known tourist attractions in Iceland. Although not 100% natural, the spa is built over naturally occuring geothermal hot springs that were transformed into a lagoon and energy source for Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a bit removed from the bustle of Reykjavik, so it made the perfect day trip for us! Its famous for the strikingly blue water, steam rising over the pool, and minerals such as silica that are used in skin care treatments. We weren`t sure if we would go, as entrance tickets can be a little pricey, but ultimately decided to go, because When will we ever have this chance again??? We took the cheapest, standard ticket, which allowed entry and bathing in the Blue Lagoon but none of the spa facilities. Okay with me! Check out some of my photos:
I also took a handful of the complimentary silica and hoped it worked wonders on my skin. No pictures though!
Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon pool was quite the experience. I had been to the thermal baths in Budapest back in March 2014 but overwhelmingly prefer the Blue Lagooon. (which is a shame, the ones in Budapest were cheaper!) The weather in Iceland in late September was getting nippy and rainy, so being able to soak in heated pools was amazing! However, its pretty easy to get overheated so you have to pay attention to how long you`ve been in the water. There is an indoor relaxing room to use in between dips. The trickiest part by far was taking photos- since I wasnt in the warm water, it got pretty cold! There was no way I wasn`t taking pictures though…look at it!
On our way out, we managed to see the parts of the lagoon outside of the bathing pool. The blue water is incredible against the Icelandic landscape!
Is the Blue Lagoon on your list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!