Days of indulgence and pampering – The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Two women in the Blue Lagoon at Iceland

While on a trip to Iceland, most tourists end up paying a visit to The Blue Lagoon. Whether on a day trip or spending a couple of days at The Retreat Hotel or Spa, travellers come back happy, and raving about their experience.

A day session is equally invigorating, and there are different packages to choose from. You can have entrance to the Blue Lagoon, a silica mud mask, a drink and more. So what exactly is the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon happens to be Iceland’s most popular geo thermal spa. It is just 20 minutes from Keflavík Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík. There’s a guided tour available (at 2000 ISK per person). Essentially it allows you to discover the history, science, sustainability, geology, and mythology of the Blue Lagoon and its volcanic surroundings. Lasting 30 to 60 minutes, this guided tour is an adventure that explores the many fascinating dimensions of a wonder of the world.

For those who want a day visit, you would find that typically, guests enjoy the water for two hours. After soaking in the mineral-rich warmth, people generally seek nourishment by snacking at Blue Café or dining at Lava Restaurant. In total, on average, visitors spend four hours at Blue Lagoon Iceland.

Some guests like to explore the float therapy, and in-water massages whilst there.

But there are also the Retreat Spa, and you can book a five-hour exclusive entrance package there. For those who prefer to enjoy a more secluded way to commune with the storied waters of the Blue Lagoon, the Retreat Lagoon is the perfect answer.

In fact, there’s so much that you can explore in terms of experiences, treatments, spa and wellness at the Blue Lagoon, that you will be spoilt for choice.

We would love to know of your experiences. Have you been to The Blue Lagoon? Or if you are planning a trip to Iceland, what would be on the top of your list? (Besides of course the opportunity to view its famed Northern Lights!)

There are also a host of other destinations that score very high in terms of thermal spas and wellness options, from those in Central Austria to ones in Budapest. Tag us in your photographs if you have been to any of these.

(P.S. – here’s our reel from The Blue Lagoon. We warn you – it’s very tempting and envy inducing!)


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