Blue Lagoon is well-known for its vibrant blue water heated by the neighboring geothermal power plant, Svartsengi. Even though Reykjavík is the most populated city in Iceland, Blue Lagoon Hot Springs is actually closer to the Keflavík International Airport and is nearest to the small town of Grindavik. The water is blue in color because of the effect sunlight has on silica, which is acquired during the geothermal harnessing process.
Blue Lagoon Hot Springs Facilities
Guests at the hot springs are treated to changing rooms with lockers and showers, options for sauna and steam, massage, delicious food, wet bar drinks and a plethora of additional available upgrades like access to an exclusive lounge. There is even a hotel, Silica Hotel, with its own lagoon hot springs pool and is a mere 10-minute walk from the main Blue Lagoon complex.
Blue Lagoon Hot Springs Directions
Turn south at the sign marked “Blue Lagoon” from the main highway connecting Keflavík and Reykjavík and drive approximately 10 km to the entrance. Blue Lagoon is 23 km (20 minutes) from Keflavík International Airport and 47 km (50 minutes) from Reykjavík.