The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland´s most visited attractions. The water is said to have healing powers for various skin conditions and also has a relaxing effect. This is why many people do not come to relax. They also stay at the hotel belonging to the lagoon to treat and cure skin conditions.
Over the last few years the lagoon has gone through some changes. This is to be able to accommodate as many guests as possible due to the big popularity. To navigate traffic they recently have implemented a price system which charges more during more popular hours. This should steer traffic towards less popular times of the day. In any way it is not only recommended but mandatory to plan and book your visit in advance. On their homepage you can pick from different packages from simple admission to packages including massages and dinner. For those packages you may want to consider to plan with almost a day at the lagoon to not be in a hurry. Many tourists underestimate the lagoons popularity and miss the visit because they do not reserve in time. This is especially sad considering is on the must do list for many people visiting Iceland.
Another reason why it is so popular is its location. It is located in Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula where our international airport is located. Like this you can visit it on your way to or from the international airport depending on your arrival or departure time. Should it be full during your desired time you may want to consider going to a pool in Reykjavik.
We recommend you do not only visit the lagoon but also the Reykjanes peninsula where it is located. If you arrive early in the morning at Keflavik international airport you can visit the lagoon and the peninsula on your way to Reykjavik. Like this you arrive do not have to wait until you can check at your hotel but make good use of your time. The same applies to late departure flights. You can just turn the way to the airport into one last adventure before leaving Iceland. The peninsula is a geothermally very active area where you can see hot springs and also walk between and across the continents.
You can of course also use our transfer service to visit the lagoon from Reykjavik and go back to the capital. Most people stay about 2 to 3 hours in the lagoon. Depending on the package you book you can of course stay longer as mentioned above.