Despite its name, the country of Iceland has become one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet in recent years, and one of its top attractions is the legendary Blue Lagoon. In fact, soaking in the lagoon was named the most popular bucket-list travel experience among Millennials in a recent survey of 5,000 people across the globe aged 18 to 35, beating out the likes of the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Wall of China and gondola rides on the Venice canals.

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Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland
Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland

This very unique natural spa is a lagoon that’s filled with mineral-rich, milky aquamarine waters and surrounded by black lava rocks. The water is self-cleansing, renewing itself every 40 hours.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Blue Lagoon Iceland

No matter what time of year you visit, it feels absolutely incredible to bathe in the extraordinary warm waters, though it’s particularly surreal to soak when snow is falling, or on a chilly rainy day, when he mist rises off the lagoon.

 

 

using the volcanic scrub, Blue Lagoon Iceland
using the volcanic scrub, Blue Lagoon Iceland

While soaking is fabulous, you’ll find much more to do here than that, including in-water massages, and a variety of skin enhancing treatments, like an algae face mask or a volcanic rock scrub.

 

 

exotic drink at LAVA restaurant, Blue Lagoon
exotic drink at LAVA restaurant, Blue Lagoon

When you’re in need of a break from the water, you’ll discover several eateries, including the elegant Lava restaurant and a poolside café.

Skyrr smoothie in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Skyrr smoothie in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

If you don’t want to leave the water, you can simply swim out to the bar that sits in the middle of the lagoon to sip strawberry champagne, enjoy a beer or a creamy Skyrr smoothie.

The Blue Lagoon is actually closer to Keflavik Airport than it is to the capital city of Reykjavik, just a short drive or shuttle bus ride away. That means that even if you’re here on a short layover, if you have four hours or more, you can book a shuttle and enjoy it instead of sitting around twiddling your thumbs. There are locker rooms, shower, blow dryers and other amenities that make it easy to get cleaned up again afterwards.

Location Information:
Address: Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 420 8800
Official Website: https://www.bluelagoon.com/

 

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