The Best Bath in Iceland: Blue Lagoon

By on July 19, 2015

If you are visiting Iceland you must go to The Blue Lagoon. This is not a suggestion, it is a demand.

Set in the surreal surroundings of an ancient lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula, this geothermal wonder is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

The Blue Lagoon is the most scenic place to hang out in mineral-rich milky, aqua blue waters that simmer at temperatures between 37 and 39°C. While the lagoon looks kind of natural, it is actually artificial and was created as an over-spill pool for the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station. Iceland’s power comes from the geothermal land and when heat and electricity has been generated from the water at Svartsengi, it is recycled into the beautiful Blue Lagoon to roast the tourists.

67988_10152044128931273_620648519_nOther than the Lagoon itself, there are also several saunas, a healthy restaurant and various spa treatment options. Blue Lagoon has been selected the best Medical/Thermal spa and one of the top 10 spas in the world by Conde Nast. It is the most popular visitor attraction in Iceland for a reason. An intensely relaxing reason.

The first time you submerge into the warm, cloudy blue waters will feel like the bath you have waited for your entire life. As someone who loves baths more than life itself, it felt like being reborn. Watching the rising steam dance and swirl around you, above the waters is a dramatic sight, especially if you’re lucky enough to witness a sunset.

No trip to Iceland is complete without visiting Blue Lagoon. It is visually spectacular and physically rejuvenating. Do yourself a favour and have a soak.

Just be warned, it is a bit smelly. Oh, and don’t wear white bathers, because they won’t be white for long. And it is Iceland, so you will have to get naked.

Travelling to Blue Lagoon is easy. From the main highway that connects Keflavík and Reykjavík, turn at the sign marked “Blue Lagoon” and drive aprox. 10 km/6,5 miles. The above map shows the routes.


240Grindavik 420-8800Iceland


+354 420 8800

Hours of operation:

Season Opening hours
1 January – 31 May 9:00 – 20:00
1 June – 31 August 8:00 – 22:00
1 September – 30 September 8:00 – 20:00
1 October – 31 December* 9:00 – 20:00


Please note that the following are online prices.
Walk-in guests (those not with a pre-booked ticket) are charged an extra admission fee of € 5 per person.

Pre-booking is required for guaranteed access and best available price.


Valid from 1 Jun – 31 Aug

Standard Comfort Premium Luxury
Adults € 45 € 60 € 75 € 165
Teenagers € 20 € 35 € 50 N/A
Children Free N/A N/A N/A
Disabled € 20 € 35 € 50 € 165



Valid from 1 Jan – 31 May & 1 Sep – 31 Dec

Standard Comfort Premium Luxury
Adults € 35 € 50 € 65 € 165
Teenagers € 20 € 35 € 50 N/A
Children Free N/A N/A N/A
Disabled € 20 € 35 € 50 € 165

Important information:
– Adults are 16 years and older.
– Children are 2-13 years old. Age limit is 2 years. Entrance is free for children when escorted by their guardians.
– Teenagers are 14 & 15 year old. The above prices are only valid for teenagers escorted by their guardians.
– Please note that each guardaian is allowed to escort maximum 2 children or teenagers.


There are hourly bus transfers to and from Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, and Keflavík International Airport. You can book bus transfers with any of our entrance tickets. All transfers booked through this website are operated by Reykjavik Excursions.

View Transportation Schedule

Other tour operators provide scheduled transfers to/from Blue Lagoon, such as Gray Line Iceland and Bustravel Iceland.


  • From Keflavik International Airport to Blue Lagoon: 23 km
  • From Reykjavík to Blue Lagoon: 47 km


  • From Keflavik International Airport to Blue Lagoon: 20 minutes
  • From Reykjavík to Blue Lagoon: 50 minutes


Blue Lagoon offers a secure luggage storage facility that can accommodate bags of all sizes. It is located at the Service Center next to the main parking area.

The price for storing each bag is 3 EUR.



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Kat Knapp

Hello! I am a 22-year old Australian currently training to be a pilot and studying journalism and sociology I have visited 69 countries across all 7 continents and love to explore. Here is where I share my adventures.