The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland, about 50 kilometre from Reykjavik. It is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions known for its milky blue waters and therapeutic properties.

This Lagoon is maybe the most famous attraction in Iceland. Don`t hesitate to take a break in the lagoon.

Iceland is world famous for the most relaxing spa you'll ever have at the Blue Lagoon, surrounded by magical lava fields and snow-capped mountains. The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa in a lava field south of Reykjavik.

The lagoon is surrounded by a volcanic landscape, giving visitors a unique and memorable experience.

In Reykjavik, many guests from all over the world prefer to take a break in the Blue Lagoon on their holiday. Related to the excellent and flexible transport options to the Lagoon, it is a very convenient activity, but also a great way to meet the locals.  

In addition to soaking in the lagoon, visitors can enjoy spa treatments such as massages, facials, and body scrubs. The Blue Lagoon also has a restaurant, a gift shop, and a range of other amenities for visitors.

Why is the water blue

The Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon created in 1976 as a by-product of the nearby geothermal power plant. The water is rich in minerals such as silica and sulfur, which are said to be beneficial for the skin and can help alleviate certain skin conditions such as psoriasis.

The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. The water picks up silica and minerals on its way to the surface, and when the water emerges, the temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). 

The blue colour from the ingredient silica in the water reflects the sunlight. The water features three active ingredients – Silica, Algae and minerals altogether. During summer, there can also be a hint of green in the water. This results from the algae, which multiplies quickly when exposed to direct sunlight.


When to visit

It's important to note that the Blue Lagoon is a popular destination that can get crowded, especially during peak tourist season from June to August. To avoid crowds, it's best to visit early in the morning or the evening. Additionally, it's recommended to book tickets and treatments in advance to ensure availability.


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The Blue Lagoon
240 Grindavík
Reykjavik, Capital Region

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  • Lattitude: 63.880124
  • Longitude: -22.449367