It was 9 AM and the sun hasn’t even come up yet. As soon as we landed we decided to book our tickets to visit Iceland’s most popular tourist destination. Nearly everyone that visits this amazing country seems to fit this activity into their travel itinerary.
After a long flight, relaxing in a natural geothermal spa sounds like a fine idea! Located only a short 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport, the Blue Lagoon is the ideal quick stop before heading to the city.
Based on my experience, here are some tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon:
Do not arrange airport pick-up! I highly recommend visiting this attraction when you first arrive or on the way to the airport when you leave since it’s located 45 minutes away from Reykavik. As soon as you land, be sure to book a bus ticket to drive you to the Blue Lagoon.
If you’re traveling from the US, your flight will most likely land early in the morning. Which is the perfect time to visit the Blue Lagoon to avoid long lines and enjoy the sunrise!
Book your entrance tickets in advance. There are multiple packages to choose! We decided to take the Premium Package, which includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, a bathrobe, a towel, a pair of slippers and a skin care package. It also includes a meal at their onsite restaurant called LAVA and a complimentary sparkling wine to enjoy with your meal. If you want a more complete Blue Lagoon experience, this package is for you!
To book your tickets online, click here.
Bring a bathing suit! You don’t want to go into the water with your clothes do you?
Whatever you do, do not wet your hair. It will ruin your hair for at least two days! The Blue Lagoon’s water is rich in silica and sulphur, chemicals that ruin your hair.
Be sure to check the bus schedule as soon as you arrive. The buses to Reykjavik have a set schedule approximately every 30 minutes. Be sure to set a specific time you would like to leave as soon as you arrive to the Blue Lagoon. It takes approximately two to three hours to get a complete Blue Lagoon experience!