The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland and should be on every list of things to do when visiting the country. Situated in a vast lava field on The Reykjanes Peninsula close to Keflavik International Airport and Kleifarvatn Lake, and around 45 minute drive from Reykjavik. Legend has it that can wash away all your sins and look ten years younger in the process. Be that as it may but The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa filled with natural earthsea and silica mud which has restorative properties to the skin and stays at a comfortable average temperature of 37°C and completely renews its waters over a period of 36 hours.
A visit to The Blue Lagoon can easily be combined with an airport transfer or a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula visiting hot springs and mud pools and other aspects of being right on top of the Mid Atlantic Ridge between the tectonic plates. Geothermal activity is everywhere in this area and a lot of research is done here on the harnessing and distribution of geothermal energy, including a geothermal power plant and pipelines bringing the natural hot water from its source to homes in the area. Some of this looks like something straight out of a Science Fiction Film and of course Iceland has been featured in a few of those. The first astronauts to go to the moon also spent time here practicing and testing equipment back in 1966. This is the environment of the most popular retreat spa in Iceland and people come from all over the world not just to enjoy a couple of hours here but also for treatments and extended stays. There are also two excellent restaurants operating in The Blue Lagoon, Lava restaurant and Moss restaurant.
The proximity to Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavik City make The Blue Lagoon an ideal part of just about anything you do in Iceland. Any time of year is a good time to visit here and there for example quite a few good places nearby to experience the Northern Lights should they appear in the night sky.
The Blue Lagoon has been awarded numerous times and is on just about every summary of great spas in the world. The healing waters and otherworldly surroundings make it an absolutely unique experience and the staff works hard to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and gets the best out of their time here.