This shore excursion begins with a pleasant drive through Reykjavik’s suburbs providing glimpses of some of the city’s landmarks. We´ll see the Pearl, a dome shaped glass building situated on a hill overlooking the city, and the more recent addition to the city – the internationally awarded concert and conference center Harpa. Once out of Reykjavik the ride continues through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a beautiful lava field, seemingly in the middle of nowhere in an otherworldly landscape. Here we will stop for two hours to indulge in the healing water of the Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant that uses geothermal seawater from a mile beneath the earth’s surface and is replenished every 40 hours. The water is warm, mineral rich and is known to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. The aquamarine color of the water, the steam and the lava landscape surrounding the Lagoon succeed in creating a unique and memorable atmosphere.
The facilities at the Blue Lagoon are excellent. They offer a tax-free shop with a range of mineral-rich Blue Lagoon skin products, café, restaurant and very good changing-room facilities. The Blue Lagoon spa is completely powered by clean geothermal energy and is environmentally certified.
Admission to the Blue Lagoon is from approx. 55 USD for adults, 25USD for 14-15 years old and free for ages 2-13.
Children under 2 years of age are not permitted in the lagoon. Inflatable upper-armbands are mandatory for children age 2-8.