When we first traveled to Iceland, our main goal was to see the Northern Lights. However, we didn’t realise that the Blue Lagoon would also become one of our favourite attractions. In this post, I will tell you why you should visit the blue lagoon, where to eat, and how to get there. Join me on the journey by reading on!
Why visit the Blue Lagoon?
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field in Grindavik. The natural healing powers of the water comes from the natural minerals which are generated from the waters of geothermal plant next door.
The Blue Lagoon is like an extremely large spa, completely surrounded by volcanic rock, with a layer of steam just sitting above the aqua waters. The Blue Lagoon is like nothing we have ever seen on our travels and even more beautiful than my photos can justify.
We were highly entertained by the swim-up bar where we ordered smoothies. We enjoyed using the silicone mud for facials several times throughout the day (the minerals in the mud will make your skin feel super smooth). But my favourite thing to do at the Blue Lagoon was to float on my back and look up at the stars. I felt so relaxed, without a care in the world.
Then when night falls, dimly lit lights create shadows around the volcanic rock that surrounds the lagoon, the steam sits gently above the water in a grey haze and makes you feel as if you are on a completely different planet! Bliss!
Where to eat at the Blue Lagoon
We enjoyed eating at the Lava Restaurant which is located within the Blue Lagoon. The food was delicious and we had a great view of the Blue Lagoon from the window. We ate at the Lava Restaurant for both lunch and dinner since we were at the Blue Lagoon all day. We did not plan it that way, but it was the best decision we ever made during our trip.
We dined on fresh Icelandic ingredients such as monk fish, langoustines and lamb and enjoyed a selection of interesting desserts.
I highly recommend eating at the Lava Restaurant if you have time to enjoy the ambience and fresh food. It’s great for a special occasion! If you have less time, there is also a cafeteria nearby which services pre-made cafe style food.
How to get to the Blue Lagoon?
We asked our hotel to book a return ticket. They booked this through Reykjavik Excursions. You can rent towels at the Blue Lagoon but our hotel allowed us to use their towels, so that saved us some money.
The Blue Lagoon is close to the airport so many people opt to visit there at the end of their trip. There are lockers to store your luggage.
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What do you think of the Blue Lagoon? Comment below and let me know!