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    Iceland’s Most Popular Hot Springs Near Grindavik

    Blue Lagoon in Iceland 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 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.

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    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Blue Lagoon Iceland FAQ

    The most common essential items to bring with you when visiting Blue Lagoon in Iceland are as follows.

    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Money
    • Waterproof sunscreen
    • Hair tie
    • Makeup remover
    • Hair conditioner without protein
    • Bag for your wet swimsuit

    The best month to visit Iceland depends on your preference for climate and tolerance of people. The most popular months to visit are June (24 hours of daylight) followed by the summer months of July and August. Bad weather (rain and high wind) is common from September through June.

    The Northern Lights are visible from September through April. However, September, October, March and April offer exceptional viewing opportunities. Especially around the equinoxes.

    Most visitors at Blue Lagoon in Iceland spend approximately 4 hours total at the facilities. Visitors typically enjoy soaking in the hot pools for a couple of hours then devote the remainder of their time to enjoying food and drink before departing.

    It costs from $58 to $244 and up to visit Blue Lagoon for the day.

    From $58 USD:

    • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
    • Silica mud mask
    • Use of towel
    • 1st drink of your choice

    From $82 USD:

    • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
    • Silica mud mask
    • Use of towel
    • 1st drink of your choice
    • Second mask of choice
    • Slippers
    • Use of bathrobe
    • Table reservation at Lava Restaurant
    • Sparkling wine if dining

    From $244 USD:
    A 4-hour exclusive entry to the Retreat Spa and the Blue Lagoon.

    • Retreat Spa
    • Retreat Lagoon
    • Private Changing Rooms
    • The Blue Lagoon Ritual
    • The Blue Lagoon
    • Skin Care Amenities
    • A Drink of Your Choice

    The water at Blue Lagoon contains high amounts of silica. Although it may become hard and stiff and incredibly difficult to manage, silica does not damage hair. Here are some great tips on how to treat your hair.

    The Northern Lights are visible from all of Iceland, including Blue Lagoon, during clear weather conditions from September through April. The months of September, October, March and April offer extraordinary viewing opportunities. Particularly around the equinoxes.

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