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“Out of this world”

Blue Lagoon Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Grindavik
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Owner description: Named in 2012 as one of National Geographic's “25 Wonders of the World," Blue Lagoon has evolved from its infancy as a reservoir of geothermal runoff into a world of geothermal wonder. The unique properties of its waters provide not only an enchanting lagoon experience, but also the patented, active ingredients in Blue Lagoon skin care: silica, algae, and minerals. Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800­ year ­old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Geopark. Just 20 minutes from Keflavík International Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon is simultaneously remote and easily accessible.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

What an amazing place. We booked through Gray Line Tours, who picked us up from our hotel and offered a seamless service. It was snowing when we visited, and we were apprehensive about the cold, and also about the showering issues we’d heard about. But all these concerns were unwarranted. There were seperate small shower cubicles, and the person on the door had no issues with people walking to them with their swimwear on.

Outside it was freezing and the snow was falling, but the scene was made beautiful and surreal by the steam/mist that enveloped the whole area. Entering the pool itself is to die for as it’s like slipping into a warm bath. We spent about 3 hours lazing in the pool, and words can’t describe how amazing it actually is.

The only downside is the price of food and drink in the cafe (but then this is Iceland where nothing is cheap) and I would recommend taking food and drink with you if possible. Apart from this though, the Blue Lagoon is one place you don’t want to miss.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Crimsonspirit
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The place is booked quite in advance. Online reservation is required few days ahead. Its expensive. 140$ CAD / person minimum but its very special to see and experience. It includes a drink and a chunk of silica mud to put in your face to enjoy. The place is very large and you don't feel crowded.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bretonsimon
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a unique experience for people from abroad . The place is very well organised . You are booked in and everyone must shower completely naked before going into the Lagoon which is rich in minerals and supposedly very good for your skin . The water regenerates every 40 hours . Trunks are worn in the Lagoon . A complimentary softdrink or wine is included in the price and there is a poolside bar for this . Truly a unique Icelandic experience but not cheap but nothing in Iceland is .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vincent R
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This place is just amazing! We chose to have the Deluxe package which gave us our own shower room! We had robes towels flip flops the use of toiletries and a hair dryer. You lock your belongings in your shower room and walk to a beautiful private area wgphere there is refreshments fruit chocolate and a modern fireplace. You can sit in this area before or after you go in the Lagoon. We entered the Lagoon through our own private door which you access with your key fob. The pool is so warm and it snowed the day we where there which was just fab. If you visit Iceland you must come here if only for the face masks they provide you with. We just loved it here. There is a well stocked Cafe for everyone to use too.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Joan B
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Once you are inside the water, it is a great experience and a truly surreal environment to be in. We purchased the 'premium' package which was not too expensive compared to the basic and I would highly recommend going for this if you can afford it as it will offer 'skip the line/queue' entry to the lagoon. We managed to avoid a very long queue thanks to this. Once we entered the lagoon, I thought we were rushed a little and the instructions provided were not very clear and also rushed.

On entering the changing rooms, it was very crowded and felt quite chaotic until you figure things out. Lockers etc. work using your wrist band (scan and lock, scan and open). You are expected to shower naked - there are shower cubicles (no lock) with doors available but this can get crowded easily so can lead to a bit of a wait. However, at the time we went, it was quite crowded and I don't think there would be any sort of an inspection once you are inside the shower to check if you have shorts on!

It was not very clear what to do with the bathrobe, towel and slippers provided in terms of storage but I guess it all becomes clearer once you head towards the water (where you are able to hang your bathrobe and slipper in public; and also risk this being stolen). The worst part for me though was managing without glasses - I was told at reception to avoid taking my glasses with me as they would get all fogged up and I heard others being told the same for contact lenses. If you are someone who keeps glasses on all the time, it can be very unsettling and disorientating to go in the water or even walk without glasses. I felt that my experience would have been more enjoyable if I could keep them on.

Overall a must do and must visit when in Iceland. You can spend an endless amount of time relaxing here and even better to go in the evening to benefit from seeing the sunset and perhaps even the Northern Lights if you are lucky. The water will always keep you warm.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Globetrotter_GMan
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