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“A 'must do'”

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Grindavik
Certificate of Excellence
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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 16 August 2014

A fun experience for kids and adults alike. Gets very busy so not as idyllic as it could be and changing rooms are- ugh! But if in Iceland you have to do this!

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a must if you go to Iceland! You get a chance to bathe in the steaming volcanic/geothermal waters that bubble up through the rocks. This is an outdoor pool that has been constructed so that you feel that you are out in a rock pool rather than a regular swimming pool. If you have not done something like this before it is a really amazing place. There are clean indoor areas where you can sit and chill-out or buy a drink (armband payment so you pay when you leave) or some food. There is a bar in the pool too. You really need to see the photos of this place if you cannot visualise it. They put out containers of volcanic mud so that you can make a face mask or cover yourself with it! The queue at the entrance was large when we arrived but if you prebook it is quicker. The staff were very helpful at the entrance desks and got the queue moving quickly.

So what else do you need to know:
1) Book it as part of a excursion if you can to save the hassle of arranging it when you are there - do the same with the transport if you need it as it is in the middle of nowhere! Buses from the town centre.
2) Iceland is EXPENSIVE!! Be prepared for this so bring your own towel, flip flops and bathrobe otherwise the cost to hire will shock you!
3) Go easy on drinks as you put them on a tab and pay at the end and, yes, they are Iceland prices! EXPENSIVE!
4) Even though it overlooks a geothermal power station that does not detract from the experience at all
5) The water is really hot so do be careful
6) Condition your hair before you go in - my girlfriend's was tangled for days (water mineral content)
7) Don't wear any jewellery as it will be coated with 'limescale' when you come out.
8) Younger members of the family will enjoy this too but it is not a pool with slides etc.!
9) Remember Iceland has very variable weather. It is probably not going to be hot and sunny but the hot pool makes up for it.
10) Try and find out the less busy times if you can and go then - it can get busy. If there is a queue, go for a walk around the outside pools before you enter if you have the time.
11) Oh, and again - remember Iceland is expensive and the currency conversion can catch you out. Calculate every Krona you spend in advance!

Hope that all helps.

BTW. We flew with Iceland Air to the USA and making a three day break in the journey in Iceland made the flight tickets cheaper and paid for our 3 day visit to Iceland. Worth the stopover!

3  Thank anthonyfj
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Pro: near the capital and the airport
Con: not naturally baths as in Myvatn, very expensive, very crowded place
Definitely there are most beautiful and natural lagoons in the Iceland

1  Thank liberpit
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Coming off a week of hiking we were so excited to treat ourselves to the Blue Lagoon. You can easily spend a day there relaxing. Splurged on an in water massage & it was wonderful! We had a great time.

Thank Stewhood
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

everyone that goes to Iceland visits the Blue Lagoon, it's most renowned commercial tourist attraction- it is an artificial hot spring, the water is backwash from the nearby hydro thermal plant. That said: it lives up to the hype- and at times is truly magical- try to go early or late when there are less crowds. The admission price is high but if you plan on staying a few hours, have lunch and relax right after or before a place trip at nearby Keflavik airport, it is worth it. Best during winter in a light snow fall. I have be coming here for a few years and it has become a tradition to visit when I land and on the way bad to airport- a nice way to begin and end your visit to Iceland.

Thank JAHNYC
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