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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Iceland [2 of 5]: Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon Iceland
This is the second post of our Iceland trip (the first was about Thingvellir National Park), and it's on the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. I totally recommend spending at least half a day at the Blue Lagoon! It's beautiful, relaxing, and unique as an experience. If you're thinking about a trip to the Blue Lagoon, below are some details and tips.

How to Get There:
The Blue Lagoon is about a 50-minute drive from Reykjavik. There are plenty of tour busses that can take you there. We rented a car for our time in Iceland, since we planned to drive around, and the drive is straightforward and scenic.

What to Know:
  1. The price of Standard tickets range from 35-45 euros (during summer season) -- including parking.
  2. We went with Premium tickets, which come with a free drink at the in-water bar, flip-flops, and skincare package, and use of towel and robe. Since we didn't pack those things and planned on lounging at the Blue Lagoon for hours, we went with that option.
  3. There is a luggage-storage room if you need.
  4. The shower/locker room is clean and modern. Your entry bracelet digitally secures the locker. The water is rich in silicate minerals, so in the shower, take like 10 pumps of conditioner (provided) and coat your hair before heading in, otherwise it'll get so nappy!
  5. The water is about 100 °F, so stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
What to Bring:
Blue Lagoon Iceland
Necessities: iPhone underwater case, sunglasses, swimsuit (you could rent it there, but... just bring your own).



Treatments:
massage at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Top: There are many spa and massage treatments you could pre-book at the Blue Lagoon. Email them way ahead of time to ensure a reservation, because they book up fast. Husband and I got 60-minute in-water relaxing massages -- they were heavenly!
Bottom: In a portion of the Blue Lagoon, you can get scoops of silica mud, which you can apply to your skin for a deep clean and exfoliation. Be careful to not get it in your eyes -- Husband got some in his and they got irritated and swelled up.

If you have any additional questions, let me know if the comments below! You can also check out the rest of our Europe + Iceland trip.

52 comments:

  1. This looks so cool! An in-water massage sounds like the best thing ever.

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  2. love your blog! :)


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  3. Starting to get ideas for my hubby and I's first Europe trip (someday), these posts are awesome! If you could pick 3-4 places, where would you choose? We will probably be strapped for time. : / XO - Alexandra

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    1. Hi Alexandra! For the first time to Europe, I'd recommend places like Paris, France - Barcelona, Spain - a city in Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre are a few picks) - and Santorini, Greece. On my Travel Page I have more posts about each of those locations if that helps you with the decision making! Have fun planning the trip! :)

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  4. oh my gosh this looks amazing! a few friends of mine went to iceland this year and it's now very high up on my bucket list.

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  5. You've made me really want to go now, thanks for all the great tips, they are so useful for planning a trip

    Emma emhasrednails

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  6. Looks amazing! Great blog you have,keep up the good work

    xoxo

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  7. I've always wanted to go to Iceland! That lagoon looks relaxing and so cool!

    Nicole
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  8. Iceland is definitely on my 'Places to Visit' list and this has made me want to go even more! I've had a brief look at hotels, but have no idea where to start planning a trip to Iceland - whereabouts did you stay? :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. Hi Charlotte! There's only one hotel around Blue Lagoon and it was fully booked when I went. They're in the process of building a bigger one this year. I stayed in Reykjavik at an Airbnb and loved the experience!

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  9. This looks absolutely HEAVENLY! Thanks for all the tips! The Blue Lagoon has been on my list for awhile, so definitely helpful to read about your experience.

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  10. Such a gorgeous place.
    Xoxo

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  11. It looks fantastic! Since I'm from Sweden the stories about the beauty of Iceland has always been around!

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  12. Oh I'm so jealous!!! Iceland is my next big trip that I'm planning for next year and this is at the top of my list! Looks so amazing!

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  13. Totally coming back to this post when I go to Iceland...hopefully within the next few years! hehe

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  14. Iceland looks so beautiful and picturesque!

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  15. What a nice pics! Love it! So cool! I def gonna visit this place!

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  16. Gosh this place is so cool! <3

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  17. I can't wait to visit this place, I hear so many good things and it looks incredible. Great photos

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  18. Another amazing post and love the content!
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  19. Great place! Love your photos!
    Nina
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  20. Wow looks lovely there. Really love your blog. Gemma xx www.jacquardflower.uk

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  21. Such an amazing place.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  23. Such incredible photos! What an amazing experience!

    Wishes & Reality

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  24. just looking at these photos is making me so relaxed!!!! now i want to experience this!!! :D

    Have a great weekend!
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  25. These photos look amazing! I hope that I get a chance to go one day!

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  26. Looks like a fun place!

    Vicky
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  27. Looks like an amazing place!!
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  28. omg! i wish i could go there , amazing pics, kisses

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  29. love...
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  30. Wow, these pictures are amazing! I've always had a fascination with Iceland. Maybe someday....

    Natalie
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  31. Looks amazing. I don't really travel that much so reading your posts are so enjoyable because I get to see these fabulous places. Looks like you had a wonderful time and your tips are really great.

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  32. You definitely had a good time in Iceland; and exposed parts if it's beauty. Now I want to go...


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  33. This is so cool! How did the mask make your skin feel after?

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    1. Hi Mercedes! The mask deep cleans and exfoliates so my skin felt clean but dry after. I did the mask when we were about to leave, so I was able to apply moisturizer on my face, which felt really good.

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  34. The place looks amazing!! I'm always curious on what to see in Iceland :)

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  35. Beautiful photos! Amazing <3

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  36. What a wonderful place to be in! Especially if you're with someone really special to you. Wish I can get here someday.

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  37. My friends who visited Iceland 2 years back kept recommending it and I definitely believe them. Seeing how picturesque the blue lagoon is makes me want to go too.

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  38. Wow, that view is spectacular!

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  39. Great photos !

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  40. Beautiful photos! Seems like a lovely place ! :)

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  41. WOW! Gorgeous photos! I would love to go visit Iceland too someday! Time for hot springs! <3

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  42. What a fun and girly outfit, you look great! :)

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  43. you look so beautiful and hot in your outfit! Great style!!

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  44. This looks AMAZING. I really can't wait for my trip now :)

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  45. Oh my goodness. I went to Iceland 4yrs ago and loved it. We went to the lagoon on our way back to the airport. It was the perfect end to an amazing long wknd trip. We only took 4days there but made the most of it. We went in February so the experience was different. My favorite activity, the Glacier Hike. Really breathtaking. Whatever the case, I just love your photos.

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  46. Love you all ,the clothes ,the hair.the shoe!

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