Iceland was never somewhere we thought we would travel to, up until we started seeing pictures on social media of people visiting the Blue Lagoon. The photos are surreal, misty blue water with beautiful mountains hovering over the lagoon. Was this magical natural wonder even real? We can tell you it’s real and it is one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had.
On our trip to Iceland, because of time and money, we honestly debated whether we should even go to the lagoon or not. After doing some research, it was clear it was definitely the top thing to do in Iceland. The decision was to go for it! We didn’t know when the next time we would be in Iceland so we didn’t want to miss an amazing opportunity. There is a shuttle bus to and from the lagoon. It’s about 40 minutes from the city of Reykjavik and of course you get to see the beautiful countryside along the way. Walking up to the main entrance building, there are little pockets of the blue water you are about to see in the lagoon itself.
We entered excitedly, changed into our bathing suits and headed for the showers. You HAVE to take a shower before entering. When you step outside the scenery will take your breath away, it did for us anyways. The light grey/blue water stretches far underneath the mountains. Little bridges and walkways surround the lagoon to make is easily accessible for guests.
The water itself is a perfect temperature as it stays around 100 degrees. We remember how nice and warm it felt after running through the brisk weather from the change room into the water. What’s cool about the lagoon is they have cleansing facemasks you can try! People were actually putting it all over because it’s so good for your skin! You leave it on for about 10 minutes and when you take it off your skin feels amazing.
The right hand side of the lagoon has a swim up bar! What better way to relax than sipping on a refreshing cocktail with fellow adventurers? The funniest thing to see was the other guest’s holding their cellphones in the lagoon videotaping and capturing pictures. Seeing that almost made us want to go inside and get our phones, but knowing us, we would drop our phones directly into the water and that would not be fun. So we just enjoyed our visit without the phones! It made the experience extra relaxing.
Our whole experience at the Blue Lagoon was so fun and relaxing. It really was a natural wonder and is even more stunning in real life. Don’t miss out on this if you’re ever in Iceland because you really wont see anything like this anywhere else in the world.