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Opening hours

Open 365 days a year:

1 Jan-24 May: 8:00 am -10:00 pm

25 May-28 June: 7:00 am -11:00 pm

29 June-19 August: 7:00 am-midnight

20 August -1st October: 8:00 am-10:00 pm

2nd October-23rd December: 8:00 am-9:00 pm

How to get there

Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland

From the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon is about a 50km drive away (around 50 minutes), with many coach services available. If arriving directly from Keflavik International Airport, the lagoon is around 23km away (a 20-minute drive). Apart from taxi services, cars can be hired and entry to the car park (with plenty of capacity) is included in the entrance ticket.

FAQ

What makes the Blue Lagoon so special?
Iceland is synonymous with rugged, wild beauty, and the Blue Lagoon is one of the favoured spots for appreciating it. In the middle of a lava field is a sea of blue, filled with minerals and special silica mud, which makes for an amazing natural skin mask. Even on a cold and rainy day, it’s a delight to step into the naturally warm waters of the lagoon and swim or paddle around.
What else is there to do in the lagoon?
Apart from taking photos with your friends all covered in silica mud, you can swim under waterfalls and check out the spa treatment options. Have a massage while floating on a lilo in a small side pool, or relax in the sauna and steam rooms. You can also book a table at the LAVA Restaurant and even stay overnight in the hotel if you can’t bear to tear yourself away too early. There’s a relaxation area overlooking the pool for when you’d like a rest.
What is included in the different ticket tiers?
Comfort tickets allow entry into the Blue Lagoon as well as a towel and a free drink at the Lagoon Bar or Blue Café. With Premium entry, you’ll also get a bathrobe, slippers, and a reservation at the LAVA Restaurant with complimentary sparkling wine. A Retreat Spa ticket includes a private shower and changing room, Blue Lagoon skincare products, an exclusive thermal pool, and dedicated staff. You won’t have to worry about getting your wallet wet in the lagoon: additional purchases, like food and drinks, are charged to your digital wristband and can be settled at the end of your stay.
What are the overnight options?
Round off your trip to the Blue Lagoon by retreating to one of its hotels: the Silica Hotel or The Retreat. Silica has been designed in harmony with the local surroundings, each room boasting a veranda for views across the lava fields. There’s also a private bathing pool exclusive to hotel guests. At the newer Retreat, there’s an underground spa, which can be booked as an additional daytime experience.

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Wellness for body and mind
Even though the entire Blue Lagoon has been designed with modern amenities, it allows you to appreciate the serenity of the unique mineral-rich water and its surrounding landscape. From the silica mud face masks to the outdoor massage experiences, the idea is to help you forget about the stresses of normal life. Many visitors note the beneficial effects of these natural skin treatments, which are also available for purchase.
Food and drink options
If you feel peckish during your stay or just fancy a glass of water or a cocktail, head to the Blue Café or Lagoon Bar. The latter is right by the water, so you can sit outside and gaze at the view with your drink. For something more substantial, perhaps before heading home or back to your hotel room, the LAVA Restaurant is ideal. It offers traditional yet elegant Icelandic dishes such as birch and juniper cured Arctic char.
It’s perfect for any time of year
Given that the lagoon is open 365 days a year, there’s really never a bad time to visit. If you're worried about the cold temperatures in January, you'll quickly be reassured by the pleasantly warm water. In fact, the contrast is particularly pleasant. You’ll also find that certain sections of the main pool are warmer than others, which allows you to find the perfect spot. There’s also plenty of luggage storage space in case you're travelling directly from the airport or visiting the lagoon at the end of your holiday.

Places nearby

Reykjavik
The Blue Lagoon is definitely a special highlight during your visit to Iceland, but it will certainly be part of a wider adventure in this unique country. In the centre of the capital, walk to see the Harpa, an incredible glass concert hall right by the edge of the sea. You can also go shopping on the city’s main street, Laugavegur, and try local foods such as cod and lamb dishes, or the delicious Skyr yoghurt.
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Hallgrímskirkja
Often dubbed ‘the Rocket Ship’ by locals, this is Reykjavik’s modern cathedral, built in 1986. It’s certainly striking from the outside and is one of the city’s tallest buildings, acting as a waypoint for visitors. The inside is light and airy, in stark contrast to many other European cathedrals you may visit. At night, it lights up dramatically, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s about to take off.
Hallgrímskirkja
Hallgrímskirkja
Perlan
As well as a museum with exhibitions on the natural wonders of the country, this pearl-shaped structure is a revolving restaurant. It sits atop a hill and offers panoramic views of the city. Perlan is ideal for a special lunch to admire the gorgeous volcanic surroundings, or to dine amid Reykjavik’s twinkling lights by night. Alternatively, skip the food and head straight to the observation deck.
Perlan
Perlan. KeongDaGreat / Shutterstock.com