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Swim in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Path into the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

based on 5 reviews


Added by Nathan Oakley

It has been called one of the 25 Wonders of the World. A must-do in Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the country's most famous attractions. The pristine blue waters are a result of volcanic activity. The water is naturally heated and soothes the skin. The drive from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon takes about an hour. Upon arrival, you will find a large parking lot with easy parking. The entrance fee is around 5400 Iceland kronas, but is free for children under 12. Pre-booking is required, so make sure you contact ahead to reserve a spot. Make sure to shower before entering the Blue Lagoon. You will find a variety of swim up concession stands available on the premises, offering drinks and lotions for your face. Usually the Blue Lagoon isn't too crowded, but there are people from all over the world there. I can recall meeting people from 8 different countries there. 

Overall, the Lagoon is great for families and large groups, or even if you and a friend are just looking for a place to chill. Definitely check it out if you're in Iceland.

A website for the Blue Lagoon can be found at: http://www.bluelagoon.com/

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Visiting Iceland it was something I had to do, but wouldn’t do a second time. I had a lot of fun but it was quite touristy and less elegant than advertised. There are plenty of hot springs elsewhere in Iceland if you want to get off the beaten path.

If you want to be surrounded by a bunch of tourist, being cooked together, in blue soup, this is your place. I preferred the Mývatn Nature Baths. Similar experience, with fewer people, and kind on the bank account.

I came here at sunrise this past winter. Its worth every penny and a wonderful experience to have on your trip to Iceland!

It is definitely a bit touristy, but it was an amazing experience. Well worth the money in my opinion. If your going to spend the money to come to Iceland, you may as well spend the money to come here.

I recommend going first thing in the morning, I like to do it right when I arrive in Iceland to have a nice, relaxing transition in to vacation mode. It is wayyy less crowded right when they first open. I have never been a fan of heavily touristed spots, but you definitely can't pass this one up.

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