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Blue Lagoon

240 Grindavik
Svartsengi, Iceland
TEL: 354-420-8800

This geothermal lagoon just a short drive from Reykjavik claims healing powers in its mineral-rich waters. One of those only-in-Iceland destinations, the world-famous Blue Lagoon attracts 400,000 visitors annually to its warm, fluorescent-blue waters. (The lagoon's contents are replenished every 40 hours, and its temperature remains a constant 104 degrees even in the most frigid of Icelandic winters.) Encircled scenically by lava rocks and black-sand beaches, the spa's grounds include a restaurant, conference center, and modern locker facility, along with a psoriasis clinic opened in 2005. (The lagoon was first heralded for its positive effects on skin conditions.)

Insider Tip:

Consistent with Iceland's hygiene code, showering in the communal shower (sans clothing) is required before and after a dip in the spa waters.


Open / Closes
  • Adults Only
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Destination Spa
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 15

Number of Suites:

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened:



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