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If you're visiting Iceland, know these 5 tips before visiting Blue Lagoon. How much is the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon? How long do you spend at the Blue Lagoon? When should I visit the Blue Lagoon?  

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Facts about the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is actually a manmade lagoon; it's basically one of the world's most amazing pools. A nearby a geothermal power plant, Svartsengi , was drilling to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities and the Blue Lagoon was originally an accidental byproduct of this process.

The Blue Lagoon is now a Geothermal Spa (with water temperature around 37-40°C) and is run like most other day spas you find around the world. There is accommodation, a clinic, as well as saunas, restaurants and cafes, lockers, showers, and so more.

The geothermal water features three active ingredients: Silica, Algae and Minerals.

While it looks blue, the water is actually white. If you pour it into a transparent cup, it will have a milky white colour. The sun simply makes it look blue!

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Blue Lagoon Tip 1: Book in Advance

Where and when can I buy the Blue Lagoon Tickets?

One of the most important Blue Lagoon tips to keep in mind while planning a trip to Iceland is to book in advance. Preferred visiting hours are typically booked days and sometimes weeks or months in advance.

The Blue Lagoon is open year round but hours of operation can vary. Summer is the busiest season for visiting, weekends are the busiest days, and late morning to early afternoon are the busiest hours. You will find these times often booked months in advance. You can look up hours and availability for your specific dates here.

Blue Lagoon Entrance  

  • Comfort: Includes entry to Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and one drink.
  • Premium: Everything included in Comfort plus second mask of choice, slippers, bathrobe, and a table reservation at Lava (optional) along with a glass of sparkling wine if dining.
  • Retreat Spa: Includes exclusive 4-hour entry into the Retreat Spa and Blue Lagoon, private changing rooms, Retreat Lagoon, the Blue Lagoon Ritual and more. Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa, skin care amenities, access to the spa restaurant and first drink of choice. 

How much is the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon? 

*Prices vary based on time and season. Check the Blue Lagoon website linked for more details and pricing here  blue lagoon tickets.

Blue Lagoon Tip 2: Visiting the Blue Lagoon Before or After your Flight

When should I visit the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik and about 20 minutes away from the airport. There are shuttle transfers available to the Lagoon from both locations. Is a good way of visiting is on the day you leave before you head to the airport. That way you're relaxed for your flight!

Blue Lagoon Tip 3: Book a Transfer 

How can I get from Reykjavík or the airport to the Blue Lagoon? 

We offer transportation to and from the airport and also to the Blue Lagoon. Tickets can be booked online. Buses are available for every arriving flight even if your flight is delayed. If you plan to visit the Blue Lagoon, it is best to book your transfer as an add-on to your Blue Lagoon entry. 


photo by Balazs-busznyak

Blue Lagoon Tip 4: Paying inside the Blue Lagoon

Will I need my wallet once I'm inside the spa? 

No. The Blue Lagoon provides everyone with a wristband which is used to make any purchases at the swim up bar. Your wristband will also serve as an electronic key for your locker. You will settle your tab on your way out. Do NOT lose this wristband!!

Blue Lagoon Tip 5: Photos 

Can I take photos with my phone in the Blue Lagoon? 

Yes. However, I would strongly encourage you to only take it into the Lagoon if you have a water-safe pouch with flotation. Should you drop your phone into the water without a way for it to float, the odds are that you won't be retrieving it. Go ahead and put this on the list of very important Blue Lagoon tips. Protect your phone!

by Daniel-schoibl