When I decided to book the trip to Reykjavik (Iceland), all I heard is that “you must visit the Blue Lagoon.”  I was like “the Blue Lagoon?”  The only Blue Lagoon I knew was the movie with Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins.  Oh boy! Information overload from when should you visit (after arrival or before departure) and what to do with your hair at the Blue Lagoon.   All of it can be daunting and overwhelming.  Let me put you at ease, just book your travel with interNATionalcaty and go with the flow.

We had no idea what to expect from Blue Lagoon, just know that we were pleased with entire experience.

The Road to Blue Lagoon

Below are the top ten things to keep in mind:

  • Blue Lagoon is about is about an hour from the city center of Reykjavik.
  • Blue Lagoon will charge you for towels and a robe. My recommendation is to bring the towels (and robe) from your hotel. Oh, and don’t forget slippers! (I did)
  • You will receive a wristband at check-in that will eventually allow you to access a locker.
  • Don’t be so concerned about modesty. They don’t have a lot of private changing room.
  • You must take a shower prior to entering the lagoon which is private.  Also, the shower head is directly overhead.  So if you want to keep your hair dry, bring a shower cap.

Taking a short break about my observation to talk about the hair.  We were warned that the geothermal water contains high levels of silica which will cause the hair to become stiff and difficult to manage.  I had no concern due to no hair :-), but I had to warn the ladies that was on the trip with me.

  • Once you exit the locker room area, you are outside and if it is winter, it is freezing cold. Just know we had a rude awakening.
  • The water is warm and inviting. The average temperature of the water is about 80 degrees.  It is an interesting combination with the cold air and warm water.

  • Depending on part of the lagoon you are in, the depth is no more than 5 feet.

  • There are about 4 or 5 lifeguards that are continuously patrolling the area.

  • Once you get in and relish the warmth, you must try the Silica Mud Mask.  Per the description, it is “composed of the Blue Lagoon’s iconic white wonder – deep-cleanses and strengthens your skin, reduces the visibility of pores, and leaves your skin fresh and clear.”  However, I do recommend that you don’t get on your swimsuit like I did.

  • Remember to bring your waterproof casing for the phone. You will want to take pictures of everything.

Most importantly, visit the Blue Lagoon with an adventurous spirit alone or with a great group of friends or family.   You are guaranteed to have a phenomenal time that you will always cherish.

  1. Haha i dont know the Blue Lagoon in Iceland but definitely I could narrate the Blue Lagoon by Brooke Shields!

    BTW they say that Blue Lagoon is a lagoon of youth.. 🙂

    -blairvillanueva

  2. Iceland is on my bucket list! Though I’ve not done much research yet. So now I know – visit the Blue Lagoon!!

    This somehow reminds me of the outdoor onsen(s) in Japan, and the travertines in Pamukkale. Though the latter is not as therapeutic as the Blue Lagoon looks! Super touristy (crowded), windy and too precarious to enjoy…