OMG, where to start, the blue lagoon spa in Iceland was amazing! I honestly thought the blue lagoon was going to be a little boring after a while but it was the opposite – everything I love in one place! The warmth, snow, beer, beauty..perfect!
Read all about the blue lagoon in this post, what makes it so special, the benefits, the face masks, and tips to take great photos and more.
What Makes The Blue Lagoon So Special?
Well the blue lagoon is one of the 25 wonders of the world. The water actually comes from a geothermal power plant nearby that is used to create electricity to Reykjavik. What makes the blue lagoon so special is the amazing health benefits to your skin. Within the water lies healthy minerals, algae and silica and is a haven for rejuvenation and relaxation.
The blue lagoon isn’t the only spa in Iceland though, there are loads of them around. You see, the British idea of relaxation is going to the pub every weekend while this is what the Icelandic do after a long day at work. They like to go in a spa.
How Much Does The Blue Lagoon Cost?
When booking the blue lagoon there are two choices: Either premium or comfort.
With premium you will get an extra face mask of your choice, that’s the only thing you get extra, unless you are deciding to dine in which case you will get sparkling wine.
Premium is £94 which we decided to go for and comfort costs £75 each.
What Do I need To Take To The Blue Lagoon?
Not much! All you need is your costume and your camera/phone if you want to take photos.
When you first go through to reception you are given a robe, towel, flip-flops and a band to put on your wrist.
If you want any drinks at the outdoor bar all you have to do is scan your band. And then you pay later when you come out.
You also need your band to open and close your locker.
Before going into the Blue Lagoon you also need to shower. There is conditioner available to use free of charge and you should definitely use lots of this on your hair before and after the spa. The Lagoon will dry your hair out if you don’t! My hair was fine but Alan didn’t use the conditioner so his hair felt like straw!
My First Concern About The Blue Lagoon
Anyway the first thing I wondered before going to the Blue lagoon is how cold will it be in your swimsuit when the temperature is in the minus’s. You still have to walk to get in the pool outside and coming back in when you are wet as well.. FREEZING!
Well yes it was cold. But we also found out that there is an entrance inside that connects to the outside so you don’t have to walk directly outside in your costume.
To sum the Blue lagoon up, well it’s very touristy, you won’t see many Icelandics here they will have their own regular -probably cheaper spas they hang out in. But it’s perfect! It’s not too hot where you can only stay in it for 30 minutes then you have to get out, and you also get cooler and warmer areas within the blue lagoon. It’s just nice.
Very steamy at times! You can’t see anything or anyone. It’s like you were in the middle of an ocean (a very warm one) all alone.
To the left is the face mask area and you get to choose between a silica mud mask, which you leave on for 10 minutes and this cleans the skin and the algae mask – which is an anti aging mask. (with premium you get both)
Then to the right is the bar. You can get one free drink here and there are non-alcoholic drinks too. We had an extra beer which was £8.71 each, which is the average cost in Iceland.
Taking Photos In The Blue Lagoon
We ended up taking a small camera into the blue lagoon which came with a clear waterproof case cover. But because it is so steamy in the blue Lagoon the case cover inside was just full of condensation, so we couldn’t take great photos. We ended up just taking the case cover off and it was so much better.
A lot of people don’t bother with waterproof cases and it’s fine to just bring your phones and cameras in there. As long as you don’t fall though! But chances are you won’t. You are just bobbing around in the lagoon really. So don’t think it would be a problem.
Opening And Closing Times
The Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland opens from 8am – 8pm. And you should book your tickets in advance before you go to Iceland to avoid any disappointment.
With Iceland being as expensive as it is, you may decide that the blue lagoon is too expensive for you. But there are plenty of spas in Iceland for you to choose from, so just do your research.
I have not been to any other spas in Iceland but have had some feedback from someone who has been to a spa called the secret lagoon. They said that the water was too hot so you could only stay in for 30 minutes. Any longer than that is just too much! (If that helps)