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Blue Lagoon

Iceland Travel Guide

Practical information on Blue Lagoon

  • Spa and massage
  • Romantic
  • Essential
3 / 5 - One review
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Blue Lagoon

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
163 written opinions

With turquoise thermal waters, Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s most visited and well-known sites.

My suggestion:
To avoid the crowds, try to get there either early in the morning or late in the evening.
My review

The Blue Lagoon…where to start. Well, let’s just say that it’s not known as the legendary, unmissable site for all tourists travelling to Iceland for nothing.

I visited the Blue Lagoon for the first time many years ago. The site was already quite popular back then, but stretching out and moving around in its soothing, ethereal waters was easier. It’s not every day that you can lie back with your body immersed in hot water, your head out in the cool night air as you look up at the stars.

But such as life goes, Iceland now gets so many visitors each year that the Lagoon has been nicknamed the ‘Oxford Circus’ of the country in recent times – expensive, busy, and less and less enticing. I would lean towards going to an alternative lagoon, such as the Myvatn Natural Baths in the north of the country.

There are in fact numerous other natural pools scattered around the country, but note that the Icelanders keep these well-hidden from mass tourism. So in short, for those of you that don’t have the time or can’t be talked out of a visit to the Blue Lagoon, by all means book yourselves in for a session – it’s an incredibly relaxing place. If you’re feeling a little more daring though, Iceland boasts dozens of natural pools that are cheaper and more authentic. The choice is yours!

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