Blue Lagoon - Iceland resorts

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and easily the most photographed. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland, approximately 13km from the Keflavik International Airport. Though the lagoon looks like something born from Iceland’s otherworldly landscape, it is actually man made. The lagoon was created by run-off from the nearby Svartsengi power plant, which pumps up the geothermally heated water from a full mile below the surface. After being used to run turbines that generate electricity, the excess water is fed into the lagoon. The water is renewed every 2 days.

The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help many people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 40 °C (104 °F) and is enjoyable year round, even in freezing conditions.

In addition to the lagoon, there`s a sauna, steam bath carved out of a lava cave and a massaging waterfall. A shop, café and viewing deck keeps spectators amused.

Through nature and science, Blue Lagoon spa treatments and massages provide you with the energy of the geothermal seawater and its active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae.

The outdoor spa area is spacious and more than one treatment can take place simultaneously, making it possible for couples to have a treatment at the same time. In-water spa treatments take place on a specially designed wooden bench and massages are performed on a mattress in the lagoon. Special blankets are used to keep guests warm. Floating in the mineral-rich water, in close proximity to the Blue Lagoon’s extraordinary environment, surrounded by the natural elements and pure Icelandic air, is a unique experience for body and mind.

The Blue Lagoon, just a few minutes from Keflavik International Airport, is a highly popular destination for visitors to Iceland. Mineral-rich hot water from far beneath the earth forms the spectacular lagoon, where a luxurious health spa has been developed in the rugged lava landscape. The lagoon`s geothermal seawater is known for its positive effects on the skin.

The Blue Lagoon is accessible by car or by bus from Reykjavik (approximately a 40-minute drive, towards Keflavik airport), and is also included on many organised bus tours. Many visitors stop for a dip in the Blue Lagoon immediately on arrival at the airport, or just before departure, as it is located close to the airport.

Blue Lagoon Iceland offers accommodation at the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel, located a five-minute walking distance from the Blue Lagoon. The rooms at the Clinic are well designed and spacious with a private bathroom and a small porch.

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