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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland what visitors should know

One of Europe's best hot spring spas and a wonder of the world

Just recently Fodor's travel announced Europe's best hot springs spas and no wonder the Blue lagoon in Iceland was on that list. This is not the first time the Blue Lagoon has got such acknowledgements because the National Geographic magazine included it on their list of 25 places they named "wonders of the world, world's most awesome places"
Relaxing massage at the Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Blue lagoon was formed accidentally by excess water form a geothermal plant in the area. Since then people have been enjoying hot baths in the rich water and even apply the silica mud to their skin which has proven to do wonders for people with psoriasis.

Useful tips regarding the Blue Lagoon

Here you will find some useful tips if you plan on visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Opening hours

The Blue Lagoon is open
daily from 09:00 - 21:00

AVOID the Crowds and visit OFF-PEAK

It can be very busy during summer and it is recommended to book the date and time in advance. Peak times are unpredictable but Tuesdays and Wednesdays seem to be more quiet and so do the late afternoons. If you can direct your visit to these times it is well worth it but the lagoon is big so you should easily find a place without feeling crowded

Blue lagoon hair care tip

The water is rich in minerals such as silica and therefore very good for your skin but it will make your hair pretty unmanageable, but there is a trick you can use to avoid this. You can either keep your head out of the water all the time or simply put hair conditioner on before entering the lagoon and leave it while you bath.

In water treatments

There are several in water treatments available at the Blue Lagoon and if you opt for one of those you are in for a treat, they are heavenly believe us. The treatments are available from 11:00-19:00 but are very popular and therefore it is essential to book them in advance. To get most out of the massages it is recommended to arrive well in advance of your appointment and warm up the muscles in the warm waters.

Tours to the blue lagoon

We offer several tours to the Blue lagoon here you can see our spa experience including entrance and massage. Those who just want to visit the blue lagoon without treatments the Blue lagoon direct would be the tour for you or the Blue Lagoon and Keflavik airport if you are going to fly out that same day or if you want to visit directly from the airport on arrival and then getting a transportation to Reykjavik we would recommend the Blue Lagoon from Keflavik airport. To combine the Blue lagoon with other tours can be a good choice. The combination tours we offer are The Blue lagoon and the golden circle  where you get to visit the lagoon as well as the Golden Circle one of Iceland's most popular day tour. the City sightseeing and the blue lagoon combining Reykjavik sightseeing tour with a visit to the lagoon and for those interested in combining whale watching there is the whale watching and the Blue lagoon direct. Tours with private transfers can also be arranged upon request. If you have any questions or would like to visit please contact us through this on-line form or send us a mail directly to tour[at] we are also available through chat at

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