The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field within the fishing town of Grindavík. The man-made lagoon is made of of warm waters rich in silica and sulfur and fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant. The minerals within the water are reportedly healing to those with psoriasis.
How do you get there? Driving from Reykjavik to The Blue Lagoon takes about 45 minutes. From the Keflavik airport, The Blue Lagoon takes about 15 minutes. Google Map it.
Why should you go? Because there’s nothing like it. The water is extremely relaxing, hotter in some places than others, and murky with white silica minerals. Visitors float around wearing white masks made of silica mud, free with the standard entrance fee. The facilities are immaculate and perfectly functional. You could spend the day swimming in the lagoon with the standard entrance fee or splurge on exclusive services such as massages and beauty treatments–both options leave you relaxed and completely satisfied. There’s a swim-up bar–payable with your chip encoded wrist band. Like we said, perfectly functional.
How much time should be spent here? You could make a day of it considering the dining and spa services, or spend just two hours floating around in the hot, milky lagoon.
How much does it cost? About $60 for standard entrance fee. Bring your own towel to avoid spending an extra fee!
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