Swimming in the Blue Lagoon
Head straight to the lagoon where you will spend approximately two hours relaxing and enjoying the natural resources of Iceland. 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 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.
Minimum age is 2 years. Bring your swimsuit and a towel. The changing rooms are European-style (not private). Lockers, showers, soap and towels are available at Blue Lagoon (at your own expense).