If you are planning a trip to Iceland then it cannot be without a visit to the Blue Lagoon. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Lava zone in Reykjanes peninsula, Blue Lagoon is known to be a geothermal wonder offering the scope to tourists for relaxing and to rejuvenate their mind and soul. If you are a health conscious person then you will be happy to know that Blue Lagoon made its place in the list of top 10 Medical/Thermal spa centers of the world.
The lava field on which this spa is located is called Grindavík. The Luke warm waters of the spa enriched with minerals like sulfur and silica are perfect for skin care. As per many medical experts taking a bath in Blue Lagoon helps in recovering from several skin diseases and many people suffering from psoriasis got huge benefit. The Lagoon is not a natural one and is man made. The water in the lagoon is sourced by the geothermal power plant located at Svartsengi.
What to see in Blue Lagoon:
There is nothing much to see in Blue Lagoon, as this Lagoon itself is the greatest attraction of the place. Still, you can explore the below locations in close proximity of 5 to 30 kms from the lagoon:
• Kvikan: It’s a museum, which is dedicated to the subject of earth’s energy.
• Stekkjarkot: Near to Víkingaheimar, there is a small folk museum Stekkjarkot which is basically an old reconstructed turf house which left abandoned since 1924. Some parts of this museum dates to the 19th-century.
How to reach Blue Lagoon:
To reach Blue Lagoon you need to drop at the Keflavík International Airport, which is located at a distance of 20 kms from the spa. A 20 minutes drive by car from the airport will help you to reach the spa. If you are coming via Reykjavik then you need to drive down nearly 50 minutes to cover a distance of 39 Kms to reach the spa.
When to visit:
Blue Lagoon remains open for the visitors all through the year. You need to make pre booking in order to avoid the rush. Visiting the tourist information site, you will get the details of the opening hours of the Lagoon.
What to eat in Blue Lagoon:
You can enjoy various dishes and drinks at the top restaurants of Blue lagoon.
• Lava Restaurant: From this restaurant you will get the best view of the lagoon. Chef Viktor Örn Andrésson is the head chef for this restaurant. Some of the best dishes of Iceland are served with well-cooked recipes.
• Max’s restaurant: The Max’s Restaurant offers a great view of the lagoon with some mouthwatering dishes.
• Blue Cafe: If you are looking for some light bite food, then checks into this cafe. Enjoy the refreshing drinks of this cafe for sure.
• Lagoon bar: Fast and solid refreshments served to the guests who takes bath in the lagoon. The Bat is accessible only by people taking a bath.
Where to stay in Blue Lagoon:
You can enjoy your stay at-
• Silica Hotel: It offers a calm, relaxed, and healing atmosphere for the guests. Located at a distance of 1 Km from the blue lagoon resort.
• Northern Light Inn: Well equipped and well furnished rooms of this hotel will offer you a great stay.
• Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina: The hotel is located next to the harbor and one of the latest hotels in this location offering great stay.