That one iconic attraction. Every country has them, and for Iceland that attraction is the Blue Lagoon.
Located near Grindavik (on the Southern Peninsula not far to the south-west of Reykjavik - it is a 40 minutes drive), the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of Iceland's premier tourist attractions. If you come to Iceland, you can't really avoid a visit to this place.
Located in the middle of a lava field, the lagoon is actually man-made due to a geothermal power plant next to it. The water is a steady 37°C to 39°C (99–102 °F) and is rich in minerals, allegedly helping to alleviate many skin related diseases. [Review by travelindicator]
- Blue Lagoon is a region in Iceland. It is situated at an altitude of 131ft and the best airport to fly into is RKV (Reykjavik Domestic, Reykjavik)
- The currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic krona (ISK)
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- As of writing (early 2015), ticket prices start at EUR35 for the most standard ones, going up all the way to EUR135 for a ticket that comes along with things like masks, slippers, drinks and much more.
More Blue Lagoon travel resources
I suppose it wouldn't make sense to start with any other link than that of the Blue Lagoon itself. Here you find info on accomodation, things to do, tickets, eating there, etc. Other than this, we liked the review by Wandering Trader and I Heart Reykjavik who decided to pose the question some of us may be wondering: is this a tourist trap?! Finally a blog which proclaims not to be your average travel site wrote about the Blue Lagoon too.
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