The Blue Lagoon

Words cannot even begin to appropriately describe my experience at the Blue Lagoon.  The Geo-Thermal spa located within a lava field is about 20 minutes outside the city of Reykjavik and is one of the islands top attractions – with good reason.  The warm waters of the Blue Lagoon are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur which are known to help with skin ailments and overall structure/appearance of our skin.  Bathing in the Blue Lagoon has been linked to helping reduce aging, wrinkles, blemishes and even psoriasis.

Basically the Blue Lagoon is set up like one big spa with the mineral waters surrounding the entire complex.  There are several Steam and Sauna rooms that guests can go into.  Natural Face Masks available in tubs across the waters – which are AMAZING.  You can use as much as you want, when you want.  I probably put on 4 face masks during the course of my day spent there and my skin never looked better, no joke.  The whole place is just a dream.

When planning your visit to the Blue Lagoon it is very important you book online prior to arriving as the Blue Lagoon does not take walk-ins.  ( sometimes they do if it is slow or towards closing time )  There are several different package options you can chose from when booking.  We opted for the second package – the Comfort Level.  ( about $60 US dollars )  I was beyond happy with this choice for the price.  We got a special spa kit, including an Algae mask to use in the water.  A free drink of your choice ( yes this includes alcohol, I had Champagne in the water! ) and a towel for use in the waters.  Some of the other packages included meals, spa treatments but I was content with what we chose. You can arrange travel to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik or the Keflavik airport through FlyBus.  ( it comes to about $40 US dollars roundtrip )

There are two restaurants on site, one cafe style and one formal. If you need a drink, no worries there is a massive swim up bar with everything from juice smoothies, sodas and liquor. There is a gift shop where you can purchase Blue Lagoon products and souvenirs.  We arrived at the Blue Lagoon at 12 and stayed till well after 7.  I could have stayed all day if it was up to me.

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