The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in southwest Iceland and is popular with locals and tourists alike.
One of the best ways to start your trip is to take the bus from Keflavík International Airport to the Blue Lagoon. You can purchase a one way pass that drops you off at the lagoon (about a 20 min. ride) and then, after your spa experience, catch the shuttle into Reykjavik. The shuttles run on the hour and the destinations are marked on the front lower left window. For a fee, you can check your luggage in a locker and enjoy the spa. For quicker entrance into the spa, purchase your tickets online here: http://www.bluelagoon.com. Can you think of a better way to recover from a long plane ride?
Inside the Blue Lagoon
Beautiful lava rock outlines the geothermal pool.
Silica mud is provided at the edge of the lagoon. Leave it on for about 5 to 10 mins and your skin feels smooth and refreshed.
The swim-up bar features beer, Gullfoss is the most popular, wine, smoothies and fruit juices.
Soak, relax, drink, and take it all in.
The Blue Lagoon also features multiple dining options from take-away, cafe style fare to fine dinning. This is the dinning room of Lava that overlooks the lagoon. You can enter the restaurant through the spa or there is a separate, exclusive entrance on the other side of the complex. The menu features high-end, New Nordic cusine: http://www.bluelagoon.com/food-and-drink/lava-restaurant
Blue Lagoon in the morning.
Surrounding the Blue Lagoon are miles of lava fields covered in seas of velvety moss. The juxtaposition of hard, volcanic landscape covered in a thin line of delicate green is simply stunning.