Nearly 800 years ago the volcanic eruption created the surrounding landscape of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon spa is based around the unique properties of the geothermal seawater and its name originates from the unique composition of geothermal water - silica, algae & minerals. The blue colour comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight while during summer there can also be a hint of green in the water as a result of the algae, which multiplies quickly when exposed to direct sunlight. The tranquil water of the lagoon is self-cleansing and it renews itself every 40 hours, while the water temperature in the lagoon is 37-40°C (98-104°F), year-round.
Blue Lagoon spa offers a number of relaxing and refreshing amenities. The silica mud mask promises to leave a significant difference in the softness of your skin while the man-made waterfall makes wonders on your sore shoulders and stiff muscles. There are also a lot of sauna and steam baths carved into the lava rock where they reflect the stunning landscape around the Blue Lagoon. In addition you can take regular breaks from the water as there is a relaxation area with a stunning view of the lagoon which offers comfortable seating and soothing music to relax to.
If you have a passion about history and geology, don’t miss to take a fascinating tour of the Blue Lagoon’s wonder and find out how the lagoon was formed, the wonders of geothermal seawater, more about the volcanic activity in Iceland and the lava fields surrounding the Blue Lagoon.
It’s essential to know that the Blue Lagoon welcomes a lot of guests each day and for this reason ensure your space for an unforgettable experience in the beginning of the scheduling of your holidays in Iceland. There are four types of tickets to choose, from standard and comfort to premium and luxury, but as availability is limited, pre – booking is required.
Extra tips from the official site of the Blue Lagoon that will boost your spa experience:
- Remember to stay hydrated before and during your visit as staying in warm waters for long periods can cause dehydration.
- Don’t forget to use plenty of conditioner, before and after you enter the water as the water might not harm your hair, but it will make it dry.
- Remove your jewellery as the water can affect items of jewellery, you can keep them in your private locker.
- Skip the goggles as there is no visibility beneath the surface
- Bring sunglasses as on sunny days, sunlight reflects strongly off the water.