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A trip to the Blue Lagoon

Updated: May 5, 2019

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland as a whole is the most impressive place I’ve been to this year. By no means am I taking anything away from the other countries I’ve visited but Iceland just has a natural appeal in my eyes.

From the view of Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja church to the steam that ascends from the ground from its natural hot springs. Driving through the country is also impressive, as you see the uniqueness of the Icelandic horses, seeing puffins in Dyrholaey or walking through the country itself. (not advisable when cold and please don’t walk on the marsh)

Currently planning a second trip to the Nordic country and I vividly remember the biggest complaint received about the blogs on my first visit. I wrote about my favorite things to do in Reykjavik and a breakdown of what it cost and yet I was still told I made slight mention of the Blue Lagoon.

So here we are, the Blue Lagoon isn’t actually in Reykjavik, it is in Grindavik, on a lava field in the Reykjanes Peninsula. This is roughly 40 mins from Reykjavik and 20 minutes from Keflavik airport. Buses take you to and from the lagoon, either from the airport or Reykjavik.

The most important thing to remember about the Blue Lagoon is to prebook. The minute you confirm your flight to Iceland, book the Blue Lagoon, as the tickets sell extremely fast. (You’ve been warned) There are currently 4 options of tickets (standard, comfort, premium, and luxury), however, this changes March 1, 2018, when the standard package is eliminated.

Blue Lagoon Ticket
Blue Lagoon Ticket

Once purchased you will get a confirmation of purchase. (See above)

A separate email follows with the instructions on how to use the lagoon and a video at the bottom of the email.

​​Blue Lagoon Video

After leaving the lagoon, you can return to Keflavik airport or onwards to Reykjavik. The Iceland Air stopover program is a great way to see the Blue Lagoon and then head to another destination afterward. I strongly urge staying at least the week in Iceland as it has so much to offer and if you can’t then the Blue Lagoon is a must!


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