The mineral-rich waters that visitors flock to bathe in at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon are renowned for their well-being qualities and anti-ageing properties. It’s no wonder that this iconic destination is a tourist hotspot alluring travellers from all over the world.
"The water’s unique powers were first discovered in the early 1980s...some people came to the water for healing. Others for pleasure. But all who came, left with a profound sense of wonder"
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Situated in the middle of a black lava field, surrounded by plumes of steam rising from the nearby geothermal plant, you can’t help but feel like you’re on another planet in this unearthly part of Iceland.
Holding over six million litres of geothermal seawater, this man-made lagoon is located just a 20 minute drive from Keflavik Airport, meaning many visitors choose to visit for a rejuvenating dip on arrival or departure to the country.
It is a tourist hot spot and can sometimes get a little crowded. Booking the premium package means skipping the queues on arrival. At Where The Wild Is, we can arrange a trip to the Blue Lagoon on arrival or departure, as part of a self drive holiday, or as a separate trip from your Reykjavik hotel. Get in touch to find out more.
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"The geothermal spa is fed by seawater 6,500 feet (1,981 m) beneath the surface, where it reaches a searing 464⁰F (240⁰C). Capturing silica and other minerals on its way to the surface, it emerges from the ground at a balmy 100⁰F (38⁰C), just right for pampering visitors"