How to make the most out of your experience
Ahhhhhhh……. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the wonders of the world and let me just say…. its really BLUE! This place is heaven on earth. Just breath-taking and oh… it feels so good on the skin. Located within 30 min from Keflavik Airport it’s easy to spot in the distance as you’re driving to it’s destination. The geothermal spa invites visitors as it sends out its beacon with its steam rising high into the air. We saw the steam from far away and within 20 min of arriving. It feels like you’re on the moon or some other planet with the unusual rocky landscapes covered with greenish moss that seems to go on forever. Then eerily, the steam in the distance beckons you to come for a dip.
We arrived as soon as we got off the plane. We got our rental car and drove directly there. We had our bathing suits in our carry-on as to save time finding them in our luggage.
Here’s the low-down on how it works with some suggestions to make this an awesome experience. First, make sure you have your tickets ahead of time to make sure you can secure a time slot and to avoid the long ticket lines. Second, Go early! I cannot stress this enough. We went around 8AM and I’m so glad we did. (I think they open at 6AM) . Trust me, the earlier—the better. We stayed for about 2 hours and there weren’t many people there, however around 10AM it was getting packed. We had a ton of pictures without a lot of people in them. It was quiet, serene and just so relaxing. It wasn’t quite as so around 10AM.
Third, get the facial mask! Our package included 2 complimentary facial masks at the “swim-up mask bar”. One is a Silica mask that is for tightening of the skin. It’s the white mask you see everyone wearing while cruising the lagoon. They pour it into your hands and then you put it on and leave it for about 5 min then wash it off in the lagoon. This felt soooooo good after a long flight. They also offer an algae mask that is more nourishing.
Once you arrived here the first thing you have to do is shower before you can go into the Lagoon. They do have lockers to place your things and you will be fitted with a plastic bracelet housed with a chip. This will act as your “money”. You just scan and go.
Also, the water will destroy your hair! Therefore, when you shower, put the conditioner in your hair. I kept it in without rinsing it out and threw my hair up in a bun. This helped tremendously.
Next, go to the swim up bar and grab a complimentary drink then find a spot and relax. The cool air surrounding you with the thermal bath hugging your skin feels incredible and personally, I think it’s the perfect thing to do after your arrival to Iceland.