The Blue Lagoon | One of the wonders of the world

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An arena of picturesque locations, Iceland is peppered with mesmerizing lakes, massive waterfalls, and other such beautiful places. Blue Lagoon is one such location in Iceland that would capture your heart with its serenity. The milky-blue water found on the lands of Iceland is something new to experience. The mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon is believed to be quite therapeutic by the locals. This is something you cannot miss when you are in Iceland.

Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Immersing in the Blue Lagoon

At a distance of 45-minutes from the Keflavík International Airport, Blue Lagoon can be one of the first locations that you would see in Iceland. Also known as Bláa Lónið locally, it is situated just outside of Grindavík. You can find a bus from Keflavík International Airport that would drop you at the Lagoon.  A two-wheel-drive is a good option to rent if you want to drive to the Lagoon. There is a lovely outdoor spa adjoining the lagoon. You can enjoy relaxing massages and refreshing cocktails at the spa. Explorers who like to enjoy some alone time, stop by here for self–care. There is a spa adjacent to the lagoon which provides rejuvenating treatments through the mineral-rich brackish water and the exfoliating mud of the Blue Lagoon. The spa also offers various massage packages for visitors which include services like welcome drinks, free massages, and sparkling wines. The site is free for children above 2 years old and for teenagers you have to pay half for a ticket, to what you pay for an adult. You can treat yourself here in a lavish way.

Tourists and explorers around the world cherish this place for its natural qualities. The temperature of the lagoon naturally stays at about 39°C / 102F all year round. This makes it a hot spot for a quick dip. Although the Blue Lagoon can be visited throughout the year, winters are considered the perfect season to stop by here and watch the northern lights during evenings. The Blue Lagoon is situated on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which gives you a chance to explore the beautiful locations of the peninsula.

Northern lights at Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Miraculous Facts about the Lagoon

Six million liters of geothermal seawater is in the pool at Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is popular among the locals for its medicinal properties. It is believed by some that certain skin-related problems can be cured of this water. This alone attracts almost half a million visitors to the Blue Lagoon each year. The lava field amidst which Blue Lagoon flows is 800 years old. This is the legacy of Iceland which people come to witness from all over the world.

Preparing for Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a known site with many places to stay nearby. The retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers modern suites, ecstatic lagoon views and it features fine dining and a spa. It is a luxury resort where you can spend vacations in Iceland. At a short distance of 4 kilometers from the Blue Lagoon, Mar Guesthouse is a feasible option to lodge. If your trip involves more people and your budget is limited, you can spend your days here. Harbor View is another good option offering stay at reasonable prices and it is near the lagoon.

three people relaxing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Exploring the Vicinity

There are many amazing places around the Blue Lagoon that you can explore. Reykjanes Peninsula is popular for immense lava fields and volcanoes, which leads to sporadic geothermal activities in the area. Rich in birdlife, the peninsula has many bird species like cormorants and fulmar which would dazzle you with their natural aura. Nearby a bird colony is there in Krýsuvikurbjarg which is home to almost eighty thousand seabirds. Water bodies like lake Djúpavatn and Kleifarvatn (the largest lake on the peninsula) rest in the surroundings of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Djúpavatn is a famous fishing destination, although you would require certain permits to do fishing. Miðnesheiði heath is also a stop worthy place which would engage you in its tranquil beauty. The north side of the peninsula is filled with small fishing towns Keflavík, Njarðvík, Hafnir, and Ásbrú.

The Blue Lagoon is a luxury location in Iceland. You can stay at the luxury resort, eat at the luxury restaurant and get a massage and other spa treatments while in the lagoon. It truly is a unique experience to visit this magical place in Iceland. The National Geographic confirmed in 2012, the magical qualities of the Blue Lagoon by honoring it in their list of “Wonders of the World, Earth’s Most Awesome Places.”

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