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Side Trips from Reykjavik Sights

Blue Lagoon

  • Bath/Hot Spring
  • Fodor's Choice

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This world-renowned therapeutic pool is now in a sheltered site where man-made structures blend with geologic formations. A reception area includes food concessions and boutiques where you can buy health products made from the lagoon's mineral-rich ingredients. Bathing suits are available to rent, and futuristic bracelets keep track of your locker code, any other purchases, and the length of your visit (all of which no doubt make useful marketing statistics). Buses run from the BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon twice daily and three times a day in July and August, or you can get to the airport on your own by taking a special FlyBus.

Sight Information


Bláalónið, Grindavík, Southern Peninsula, IS-240, Iceland



Sight Details:

  • ISK 6,800
  • Daily, Sept., 8–8; Oct.–May, 9 am–8 pm; June–Aug., 8 am–10 pm


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Sep 22, 2015

Touristy but Worthwhile Attraction for Geothermal Water spring Paradise.

Blue Lagoon is the top attraction for Iceland and for good reason. This very popular attraction is filled to the gills with tourists, but worthwhile if you want to experience the sprawling and unique geothermal pool that includes a wonderful waterfall, silica mud mask , natural steam room, and a swim up bar. Check out my Iceland Travel report - For more information. The BEST part

t is a super-hot section in various, random, and even secluded areas of the pool. You can see it in the above picture — it’s where the steam is coming out. The average temperature of the waters is 100 degrees and TRUST me if you find a spot above 100 degrees in a desolate area, even on a windy day, you can enjoy yourself in peace because the amount of visitors per day is limited. If you go to more natural hot springs, like Hot River in Reykjadalur, the problem is that the hot springs to bathe and relax is MUCH smaller. Enjoy the minerals, unique photo opportunities, and geothermal waters. Words of Advice: Arrive early and beat the crowds and try to make sure your towel is not switched or taken during crowded visiting times. Enjoy!

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