Enchanting spots: Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon , just outside Reykjavik, is one of the most extraordinary spas I’ve ever been to and I can definitely recommend a visit for anyone planning a trip to Iceland. The lagoon consists of a series of aquamarine blue pools (this amazing colour is created by the silica, algae and minerals in the geothermal seawater) that are shrouded in mist and surrounded by a barren, rocky lava landscape. There are several waterfalls and even a geyser and a lava cave (which has been transformed into a unique steam room) around the edges of the lagoon.

As you approach the spa, the stark white buildings contrast sharply with the surreal moon-like landscape, seemingly right out of a science fiction movie. The spa has a variety of wellness programmes but it’s fantastic to just soak in the pools, sit under the numerous waterfalls, or grab a handful of the white silica mud from the pool-floor and give yourself a face or bodyscrub. The Blue Lagoon is indeed an enchanting experience!

If you’re flying with Icelandair (North America to Europe or vice-versa) and you’re just stopping over for several hours in Kevlavik airport, it’s possible to book (in advance or on arrival) a quick visit to the Blue Lagoon which isn’t too far away from the airport.

Visit the Blue Lagoon website.

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14 Responses to “Enchanting spots: Blue Lagoon”

  1. Cardinal Guzman 25/07/2012 11:56 am
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    A good idea if you’re at the Ble Lagoon is to upgrade and get the private lounge. Drinks, massage & food – couldn’t be better!

  2. Travel Insurance 22/06/2011 2:10 am
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    Great photo, Iceland is beautiful country. The people of Reykjavik are very warming, forgive me for my bad pun. Its apity the country got badly affected from the global financial crisis , hope to travel back there again someday!

  3. velvet 31/05/2009 10:26 pm
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    Thanks for your comment. The funny thing is, the water isn’t a reflection of the sky above. The algae and minerals in the water give it that colour. It’s quite bizarre.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  4. Solo Road Trip 31/05/2009 10:06 pm
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    I keep staring at the photo. The water looks an expanse of pale blue perfectly reflecting the immense sky above. Would love to see Iceland now!

  5. velvet 30/05/2009 10:44 pm
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    Thanks for your comment Jen. Yes, I was there two years ago and it was awesome. The prices in Iceland back then were awesome too! Much more affordable now. Great time to go!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  6. jen laceda 30/05/2009 9:40 pm
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    You went all the way to Iceland, too?! The Blue Lagoon looks nice!!!

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