The Blue Lagoon, Grindavík

4.7 (61 reviews)

Overview

Imagine relaxing in a blend of seawater and geothermally heated water, rich in silica, minerals, and algae, all while surrounded by a lunar lava landscape. This experience is one of Iceland's most famous and a huge tourist draw. But although it attracts the masses, as soak in the Blue Lagoon is good for your skin and a real treat for the mind, body, and soul!

To make the experience even more unique, take a dip under the artificial waterfall. This exhilarating shower is a fabulous way to ease sore muscles. You can also use the iconic white silica mud for a detoxifying body and face mask while you relax.

The Blue Lagoon has the Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant to thank for its development. In 1976, an employee named Valur Margeirsson asked if he could swim in the pool created by Svartsengi's operations. He had psoriasis and didn't want to swim in a public pool. Bathing in the soothing water healed his skin, and when other people living with psoriasis tried it, their psoriasis also improved greatly. The Blue Lagoon Clinic is now an internationally recognized psoriasis treatment facility!

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Traveler reviews

61 total ratings, 47 with reviews
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.7
Debi
Debi R.
Maplewood, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2024
Excellent first stop after landing in Iceland. Helped us work out the kinks from our overnight flights and start off our vacation in style. Loved the face masks and cocktails in the water. Ate lunch at the cafe and everything was really tasty. Read more

Excellent first stop after landing in Iceland. Helped us work out the kinks from our overnight flights and start off our vacation in style. Loved the face masks and cocktails in the water. Ate lunch at the cafe and everything was really tasty.

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Karen
Karen P.
Boulder, CO | Reviewed on Jun 29, 2024
This was fun and the best part for me was the drive across smoldering lava fields to get there. Read more

This was fun and the best part for me was the drive across smoldering lava fields to get there.

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Abraham Sebastian
Abraham Sebastian K.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024
The Blue Lagoon itself was wonderful including the pool and their facilities. But the weather played spoil sport, it was cold, windy and rainy and rather miserable. I am sure the experience would have been 5-star worthy had the weather cooperated. Read more

The Blue Lagoon itself was wonderful including the pool and their facilities. But the weather played spoil sport, it was cold, windy and rainy and rather miserable. I am sure the experience would have been 5-star worthy had the weather cooperated.

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Kim
Kim J.
Moab, UT | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023
Expensive but worth it. Very well set up and a great way to start (or end) an Iceland trip. Read more

Expensive but worth it. Very well set up and a great way to start (or end) an Iceland trip.

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Jessica
Jessica R.
Hybla Valley, VA | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023
Was hesitant to go to the blue lagoon after reading mixed reviews from other travelers. But I think doing it so early in the morning after our flight was why made it so wonderful. Or was far from crowded and very rejuvenating after a sleepless night on the plane. Read more

Was hesitant to go to the blue lagoon after reading mixed reviews from other travelers. But I think doing it so early in the morning after our flight was why made it so wonderful. Or was far from crowded and very rejuvenating after a sleepless night on the plane.

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Julie
Julie H.
Elmhurst, NY | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2023
Truly unbeatable after a week of hiking and exploring to lie in a warm, peaceful natural spring with a face mask and a drink. Read more

Truly unbeatable after a week of hiking and exploring to lie in a warm, peaceful natural spring with a face mask and a drink.

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I could just feel the stress and tension melting away.
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Janice
Janice G.
Kettering, OH | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023
Unique experience and so relaxing after traveling on a plane for hours. Read more

Unique experience and so relaxing after traveling on a plane for hours.

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We upgraded to a larger vehicle so that my husband, who has long legs and knee issues, could get in and out of the vehicle comfortably
Denice
Denice G.
Germantown, MD | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2023
Great first stop after the flight. Read more

Great first stop after the flight.

Tips for future travelers

They provide the towels. Don't skip the silica mud mask. If you like the products, buy them there or you probably won't see them again until the airport. You can bring a camera.

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Staff gathered everyone who wanted to so a separate part of the pool and shared stories about Iceland which was great.
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Diane V.
West Orange, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023
Touristy but well run Read more

Touristy but well run

Tips for future travelers

Get the premium package for the robe & towels.

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Krista
Krista D.
Fayetteville, AR | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023
It is something that you have to do, but there are similar options in Iceland that you could do, so do your research. Read more

It is something that you have to do, but there are similar options in Iceland that you could do, so do your research.

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