Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

Approximately 3 Hours 30 minutes
Easy Activity 

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.

The Blue Lagoon Comfort Package offers you a silica mask, a towel, and a cooling drink while enjoying the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon.Notes:

Minimum age is 2 years. Bring your swimsuit. Towels are provided. The changing rooms are gender divided, but are European-style (not private). Lockers (locked with digital wristbands), showers, hair conditioner and soap are included. US dollars (bills only; no coins), euros or Icelandic kroner and major credit cards are accepted. Hygiene regulations require that you shower with soap and without a swimsuit before entering the lagoon. Shoes are not to be worn inside the locker room area; they are to be stored on shoe shelves or in plastic bags inside lockers. The water is very warm. Please ensure you are hydrated. The minerals in the water make hair dry and coarse, but it returns to normal after a few showers. You may wish to ensure you don't get your hair wet. The Blue Lagoon sells special hair conditioners and recommends that long hair is put up before you enter the lagoon. Do not wear jewelry in the water, as the minerals can stain metal. Although the lockers are safe, you are advised not to bring valuables to the lagoon. Floors may be slippery; take care when walking inside locker area and out to the lagoon. Guests with heart conditions should seek advice from their doctor prior to booking.


This excursion is led in English