Swimming in the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is located southeast of Reykjavík, near the fishing village of Grindavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula.
A high-temperature geothermal field supplies the Reykjanes district with hot water and steam to run a power plant, and it is the mineral rich overflow water from this operation that fills the bathing lagoon. The geothermal water is pumped up from 6,000 feet below the earth’s surface. High levels of silica, minerals and algae give the Blue Lagoon its rich, blue color and also form a light natural sediment on the bottom.
Don’t miss this chance to relax in the refreshing waters of the Blue Lagoon, whose healing properties are legendary. You'll head straight to the lagoon where you will spend approximately two hours relaxing in the delightfully warm water and enjoying the natural resources of Iceland.
Minimum age is 2 years. Bring your swimsuit and a towel. The changing rooms are European-style (not private). Lockers, showers, and soap are included. Towels are available at Blue Lagoon (at your own expense). US dollars (bills only; no coins), euros or Icelandic kroner and major credit cards are accepted.