Blue Lagoon - Hot Spring, milky blue waters on a black lava field

Feb. 11, 2022 | Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is the perfect outdoor spa. Crowds of tourists from all over the world come here to recuperate and relax. Even celebrities are among them. The water temperature in the hot springs is almost the same all year round - 39 degrees. Therefore, you can come here at any time of the year. Be sure to read the history of the development of this complex on the Internet, and we will tell you how to get here, why come at all and what interesting things the Blue Lagoon offers to its visitors.

Since the attraction is close to the airport and the capital, you can visit this place immediately after your arrival or before your departure. Be sure to rent a car, because Iceland is unimaginably beautiful. In order to see the main sights you need to move around the mainland quickly and independently from other people.

From Reykjavik you can drive in 45 minutes, and from Reykjanesbjær Airport it's only 20 minutes.

Territorial guide

From the outside, the lagoon is notable for its architecture. The blue waters are framed by black lava and green moss. The parking lot is 200 m away from the springs, so you will have to walk a bit. The plus side will be that you can't hear the sounds of traffic from the resting place, which can detract from complete relaxation.

On the territory there are small buildings, which fit perfectly into the overall picture. There are locker rooms, showers, restrooms, treatment rooms, lounge areas, restaurants, bars and hotels.

The design of the local establishments is poised and stylish. For example, an interesting feature of the Lava restaurant is that it is built into the lava rock. And from the restaurant Moss, which is located on the roof of the exclusive spa, there is a view of the lava scenery and the entire lagoon. But keep in mind that the resort is not one of the cheap ones, which means the restaurants are top-notch with similarly high prices.

What to do in the Blue Lagoon

Since it is a spa, you will find many beauty treatments here. Most visitors have access to the following services: a relaxation cave, an artificial waterfall (good for relieving muscle tension), steam rooms and a Finnish sauna. You can make a silicon clay mask, having previously bought it in the mask bar. Order a massage in the water or relax in the chillout overlooking the spring.

There is also a bar in the water where you can order alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Beauty treatments will make your skin tighter, softer and more beautiful. In addition to masks offer scrubs and wraps. All cosmetics are made from useful substances of natural origin. Blue Lagoon presents care products of its own production, so you can not only enjoy it here, but also buy it for personal use or as a gift to your loved ones.

Healing properties of the spring

The composition of the thermal waters is unique, which makes it impossible for bacteria to survive in it. It has a healing effect on the body thanks to the mineral salts. It contains: quartz, silicon, clay, blue and green algae, calcium, sulfur, magnesium.

Alla Bregova