We wanted to give you a little bit of insight on the Blue Lagoon so you will know if it’s worth visiting while in Iceland. When we initially booked our trip to Iceland we did not book the Blue Lagoon, however once Micah saw some photos of the steamy blue water he really wanted to go.
Back in August, Micah and I had the opportunity to spend a few unforgettable days in Iceland! You can read about some of the highlights of our trip in this post.
In images, the Blue Lagoon looks out of this world and totally unreal, and the pictures don’t lie! However, in the pictures you are rarely seeing the troves of other people who are there with you. That is why I felt this place deserved a little more attention.
When booking your visit to The Blue Lagoon, you need to pick a time slot and by the time I made our reservation, the only thing that was open was super early. That turned out to be the best time! You have a two hour window to show up, but as long as you make it there in that window you can stay as long as you like. Because of that system, as the day went on, it got more and more crowded. Eventually, Micah and I had enough of the crowds and called it a day.
When you check into the lagoon, they give you a bracelet that is linked to your credit card on file and to your locker. That way, you don’t have to fuss with carrying cash or a key. That part was really cool! You also get a towel with your check-in and if you care to pay extra, you can get a robe. The one downfall is when you hang up your towel by the lagoon, there is a good chance someone else might pick it up or you won’t be able to tell what towel is yours, since they are all look the same.
They have mud mask stations with special Silica mud from the natural springs, bars to purchase drinks, and cafe dining.
The Blue Lagoon is totally worth visiting once in your life. We probably won‘t go back any time soon, but it was worth doing. It’s a great experience, but if you plan on going, book an early reservation to avoid the crowds! After all, imagine sharing a hot tub with 200 people!
Check out the fun we had! Click to scroll through the photos.