Experience the Wonders of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Indulge in the soothing warmth of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal spa and immerse yourself in the extraordinary wonder of Iceland

Soak in the Blue Lagoon amidst Iceland’s rugged landscape

Located amidst Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal wonder that captures the essence of this Nordic island nation. Renowned for its milky blue, mineral-rich waters, the Blue Lagoon is a must-visit.

The soothing geothermal spa offers a rejuvenating experience like no other, where you can immerse yourself in the warm, inviting waters while taking in the stunning surrounding scenery. With modern amenities, including a luxurious spa, restaurants serving Icelandic cuisine, and excellent facilities, the Blue Lagoon offers a comfortable and immersive experience.

Whether you’re unwinding in the rejuvenating waters, applying the therapeutic silica mud mask on your skin, or simply gazing at the dramatic lava fields, a visit to the Blue Lagoon promises an unforgettable adventure. 

What’s a trip in Iceland without a volcano hike and a blue lagoon? It’s a must try! Fantastic day with our guide HBO.
By Delight (Austria) in October 2023

Visit the Blue Lagoon after your wonderful sightseeing adventure in Iceland

Discover the best of Iceland with BusTravel Iceland’s diverse range of sightseeing tours, which seamlessly integrate the tranquil beauty of the Blue Lagoon with the extraordinary sights of the Golden Circle or the captivating volcanic eruption site of Fagradalsfjall in the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

For savvy travelers, we offer the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Transfers tours with early booking advantages, allowing you to secure the best deals. With this flexible option, you can choose to purchase your Blue Lagoon entrance ticket separately and even upgrade to the premium entrance for an enhanced experience.

Want a Blue Lagoon Transfer from Keflavik or Reykjavik?

Traveling to and from the Blue Lagoon has never been more convenient. Thanks to our swift and efficient transfer services, you can seamlessly reach the Blue Lagoon from both Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport, making it a seamless addition to your airport travel plans.

It is important to keep in mind that while our transfer tickets provide a hassle-free journey, they do not include admission to the lagoon itself. You will need to purchase your entry ticket separately for a complete Blue Lagoon experience.

Blue Lagoon Transfers

Enjoy the Blue Lagoon your way

The Blue Lagoon of Iceland

Nestled within Iceland’s stunning Reykjanes Peninsula, the Blue Lagoon is a world-renowned wonder that beckons all travelers visiting Iceland.

Blue Lagoon at its serene hour of a day, Iceland.

What is the Blue Lagoon?

The story of the Blue Lagoon is a fascinating journey through time. While the modern Blue Lagoon we know today officially opened its doors in 1992 under the Blue Lagoon company, its roots trace back to 1976. 

Originally, it was a simple pool formed in 1976 from the waste water running from the nearby geothermal plant. It served as a bathing spot for workers at the same plant. However, the transformative effects of its mineral-rich waters on the skin did not go unnoticed. 

By 1981, news of its skin-healing properties had spread far and wide, attracting visitors from neighboring towns.

In the present day, the Blue Lagoon stands as a renowned global tourist destination, with its milky blue waters drawing travelers from across the globe. Recent years have witnessed significant expansions and enhancements, with the addition of hotels, spas, restaurants, and the exclusive Retreat Spa, transforming the area into a luxurious resort

Additionally, you can now bring a piece of the Blue Lagoon’s magic home with skincare products crafted from the rejuvenating silica mud found within its waters.

Conveniently located near Keflavik International Airport, the Blue Lagoon makes for an ideal stopover for travelers arriving or departing from the airport. With luggage storage and bathing suit rental options available , you can truly unwind and savor the experience, knowing that all your needs are well taken care of.

The Best Time to Visit the Blue Lagoon

  • The best time to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland depends on your preferences and what you’re looking to experience. Summer (June to August):
    • Pros: Mild weather, longer daylight hours, and more opportunities for outdoor activities.
    • Cons: Higher tourist crowds, especially in July and August.

    Spring (April to May) and Fall (September to October):

    • Pros: Fewer tourists compared to summer, milder weather than winter, and the chance to witness stunning spring and fall landscapes.
    • Cons: Less daylight than summer, and weather can be unpredictable.

    Winter (November to March):

    • Pros: Fewer tourists, a chance to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), and a unique experience in the geothermal waters while surrounded by snow and ice.
    • Cons: Shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures, and the possibility of winter storms affecting travel plans.

    Keep in mind that the Blue Lagoon is a popular tourist attraction year-round, so it’s a good idea to book tickets and reservations in advance, regardless of the season. Additionally, the lagoon can be especially busy during peak tourist months, so consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (spring or fall) for a more tranquil experience.

Northern Lights over the Blue Lagoon
The Northern Lights dancing over Blue Lagoon in winter.

Logistic Facts About Traveling to the Blue Lagoon

It takes about 45 minutes to travel from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon by car, just 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport. If you’re not renting a car, purchasing transfer tickets is the ideal choice.

The regions surrounding the Blue Lagoon are teeming with attractions and breathtaking landscapes, making it popular to combine a sightseeing adventure with a Blue Lagoon tour. Some of the most well-received options include tours to the Golden Circle or the Reykjanes volcano, complete with Blue Lagoon admission tickets or transfers.

If you prefer to spend more time at the Blue Lagoon to explore its skincare products, culinary gourmet, and some other highlights, it’s highly recommended for a pre-booked premium admission for an enriched experience, or try out for an in-water massage for 30 minutes. After that, you can either get a taste at the Lava Restaurant, or try the exquisite food at the Moss Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon, which was awarded a Michelin Star in 2023.

Enjoy a great time in the geothermal pool of the Blue Lagoon, Iceland.

Why Travel with Us to the Blue Lagoon

With over 60 years of guiding experience, BusTravel Iceland excels in crafting exceptional vacation itineraries. One of our highly sought-after options is the Golden Circle small group experience, combined with an admission ticket to the Blue Lagoon. We offer a variety of other combo tour choices, ensuring you’ll discover the perfect match for your Icelandic getaway.

Although the Blue Lagoon is a world famous spa, Iceland boasts an abundance of hot springs and geothermal spas, extending beyond the renowned Blue Lagoon. Explore alternative options like the Sky Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Fontana Spa, and numerous others to immerse yourself fully in Iceland’s geothermal wonders.

Reviews from Our Blue Lagoon Tours
by Diana
July 17, 2024
Stunning! We started the tour at 8 a.m., and to our surprise, the Blue Lagoon was the first stop. We loved the Blue Lagoon, but of course, we wanted it to be the last stop for relaxation after the t… Read more
by Laurie
July 12, 2024
We have visited 72 countries and taken dozens of tours. This has been the best excursion we have taken. The combination of all the amazing sites along with our wonderful guide Monika, far surpass othe… Read more
by Susan Early
June 22, 2024
Just finished our tour today and it was fantastic. The scenery was fantastic even though we had a rainy day. Ended the trip with the blue lagoon which is quite heavenly. Cheers to our travel guide Add… Read more
by Brian
June 20, 2024
Went on the all-day tour with Ziggy (or Siggi) yesterday. It was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about Iceland history and geology. Very personable too. It was well worth it and I can highly reco… Read more
by Karishma
June 15, 2024
Addi was our driver for the day. He drove very safe, he did an amazing job explaining Iceland and was very caring. I’m thankful we had him. Great job! Read more
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