Dos and Don’ts of the Blue Lagoon

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The photos are gorgeous; the icy blue water of the Blue Lagoon is deceptively warm, especially in the cold Icelandic air. I loved my trip to the Blue Lagoon on my first trip to Iceland. I learned there is a right way and a wrong way to do it, so I want to make sure you don’t make the common mistakes so you can have the best and most relaxing day ever!

Do

Pre book your tickets. It is required that you buy a ticket online before you go. You can buy them on their website here.There are three levels of tickets; Comfort, Premium and Luxury. I would personally go with the Premium because of the robe and slippers but here’s a bit about them:

Comfort (6990ISK): Entrance to the lagoon, a silica mud mask, use of towel and 1 drink of choice

Premium (9990ISK): Entrance to the lagoon, a silica mud mask, use of towel and 1 drink of choice, algae mask, use of bathrobe, use of slippers, optional reservation at LAVA, and sparkling wine if dining at LAVA

Luxury (53000ISK): Entrance to exclusive lounge, private change rooms, entrance the lagoon, a silica mud mask, use of towel and 1 drink of choice, algae mask, use of bathrobe, use of slippers, optional reservation at LAVA, and sparkling wine if dining at LAVA

Don’t

Don’t stay in the main area of the lagoon. It can get very crowded at the entrance but the lagoon is very large so spread out! Also different parts can be different temperatures so you can find the spot that feels just right to you.

Do

Have a shower without a bathing suit before entering the Blue Lagoon. The change rooms have a main shower area and some private stalls to shower in before and after you leave the lagoon.

Don’t

Don’t get your hair wet. Or if you do, load up on conditioner in the shower before and after you leave the lagoon. The water is very drying to hair, even though it is great for your skin! Trust me on this; it took a while for my hair to recover

Do

Get a massage. It was the best thing I have ever done on vacation. The massage was done while I was floating in the water. It was so relaxing and 100% worth the money.

Don’t

Don’t forget to eat! The LAVA restaurant is beautiful and the menu looks amazing. We opted to eat at the (much cheaper) Blue café. The wrist band you get to use your locker is connected to your credit card, so don’t worry about carrying cash, they just scan your band! There’s also a swim up bar so you don’t even have to leave the water!

Do

Remember it is not close to Reykjavik City Centre. It is about 45-50 minute drive from Reykjavik, and about 20 minutes from the Keflavik Airport. You will have to drive yourself or book a tour that will bring you. We booked a tour through Greyline on our last day in Iceland. They picked us up at our hotel, stored our luggage while we were at the Blue Lagoon and then dropped us off at the Keflavik airport for our evening flight, it was perfect! In Spring 2018 a new resort complex will open so you’ll be able to stay right at the Blue Lagoon!

 

That’s all my tips! Have you been to the Blue Lagoon before? Any tips I have forgotten?

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6 responses to “Dos and Don’ts of the Blue Lagoon”

  1. Ahhh, the Blue Lagoon (and Iceland in general) has been on my list foreverrrr! It does look gorgeous, indeed! Thanks for these useful tips, will definitely keep them in mind when I finally get there!

  2. Great tips! What was the price difference like between the 3 different ticket types? We will be on a tight budget for Europe but I really think Iceland will be my splurge! The blue lagoon looks saturated with tourists, but I still want to visit so badly!

    • Jenn says:

      I just added the prices to the ticket types! But the Comfort is around $68US, Premium is around $100US and Luxury is around $520US

  3. dwyeraddie says:

    I’ve been dying to go! Glad to have some insider tips.

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