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 KeflavĂ­k 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.

 

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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.