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Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Blue Lagoon, just outside of Keflavik Airport, in Iceland, sits in rugged Icelandic lava formations surrounded by beautiful black rocks and mountain scenery. When Alex and I went in early December, the average temperature was around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so we were a little hesitant to go to a pool in the middle of winter… But to our very happy discovery, the geothermal heated water in the lagoon is heated to around 98-102 degrees Fahrenheit all the time!

Iceland Lava Rocks

Iceland Lava Rocks

We decided to go to the Blue Lagoon the last day of our stay in Iceland as it’s en route to the Keflavik Airport and makes a very nice relaxing end of the vacation experience. All the bus companies in the surrounding area of Reykjavik and the airport make logistics to the Blue Lagoon very easy and stress free. They even stored our luggage on the bus while we enjoyed the morning at the Blue Lagoon and were on the bus when we left for the airport. (They also store your luggage at the Blue Lagoon if you need to do that)

blue lagoon

blue lagoon

 

Once we walked through the enchanting walkway with rugged volcanic rocks, paid our entrance fee, and changed into our swimming attire, we were in the Blue Lagoon. And yes the water is actually blue! And we went just before the place opened so we basically had the entire place to ourselves for the first couple hours. Nothing beat the hot water in the middle of a cold winter. It was very relaxing with the minerals in the water healing our skin, soothing our muscles, and looking across the Icelandic landscape. That was definitely a highlight of our trip.

blue-lagoon-steam

Blue Lagoon Steam

Overall, the seemingly high price to get in was forgotten about within the first 10 seconds of being in the water, the lagoon was HUGE, with plenty of spaces to explore and rub clay all over your face and neck, basically a giant hot tub in the middle of an old lava field in a beautiful country. At the gift shop as you leave, they hand out free samples of their lotion which is great and you will need a lot of lotion after you go to the Blue Lagoon as your skin tends to get very dry.

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Happy PondHopping,
-Jeff
Unpack Your International Side

 

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