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Blue Lagoon

Soak away your aches, get a massage treatment and swim in the milky blue waters of this mineral-rich geothermal pool sculpted by lava in Grindavik.

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal seawater pool complex surrounded by the rugged lava and green hills of Grindavik. Relax in a spacious outdoor spa, taking in the dramatic landscape and breathing fresh ocean air. Ease any tensions, cleanse your skin and rejuvenate your senses with the Blue Lagoon’s warm, soothing and mineral-rich water.

Start your visit to the Blue Lagoon with a soak in the large outdoor spa, which is fed by water heated 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) underground. Make your way along the black lava rocks and immerse yourself in the pale blue waters. Silica, algae and minerals in the water help to soothe your muscles and revitalize your skin and hair.

Swim around the 100 F (38 C) pool to find massage jets, wooden benches and a lava-rock cave. Lie on a mattress or a bench and receive a massage or a special silica treatment in the water. Try a mineral facial treatment that uses serums and lotions from the Blue Lagoon’s skincare product range or head to the man-made waterfall cascading from one end of the pool. Alternate between soaking in the water and visiting the steam room and sauna for a rejuvenating experience.

Have a cold beer or smoothie at the poolside juice and cocktail bar and dine at the on-site restaurant or café. Find your favorite areas to sunbathe and relax on warm days. If it is cool, use a bathrobe as you move between the lagoon’s amenities.

Pre-bookings are required as admission to the Blue Lagoon and special treatments are limited. Reach the Blue Lagoon with a 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport or within 50 minutes from Reykjavík. Park in the large on-site parking lot. Alternatively, make use of the regular bus transfers between these destinations.

The Blue Lagoon’s hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the pools and has its own private bathing lagoon. Find additional accommodations in Reykjavík and throughout the Southern Peninsula. Enjoy the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of the best places to enjoy views of Iceland’s snow-capped mountains and rugged lava fields.

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Northern Light Inn $214
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
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Northern Light Inn

Northern Light Inn

Nordurljosavegur 1, Northern Lights Road, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
    4.6 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Room was clean and comfortable. It’s so close to the power plant that it smells of sulphur. I didn’t like the view of the restaurant and our room being the power plant.

    The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland $1,313
    The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

    The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

    Norðurljósavegur 11, Grindavik
      of 5, from 1 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Grindavik, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and within 12 mi (20 km) of Blue Lagoon and Gunnuhver Thermal Springs. Reykjanesviti and Viking World Museum are also within 12 mi (20 km).

      Geo Hotel Grindavik $133
      Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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      Geo Hotel Grindavik

      Geo Hotel Grindavik

      Vikurbraut 58, Grindavik
        4.5 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Cute and spotless. Super friendly staff and convenient shuttle to blue lagoon. Highly recommend.

        Harbour View $161
        Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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        Harbour View

        Harbour View

        Austurvegur 26b, Grindavik, Suðurnes
          4.7 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Delightful and unique sweet little cottages, would love to stay here longer

          Mar Guesthouse $55
          Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019
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          Mar Guesthouse

          Mar Guesthouse

          Hafnargata 28, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
            4.3 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Clean and orderly. Great option for anyone visiting the Blue Lagoon.

            Anitas Guesthouse $55
            Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019
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            Anitas Guesthouse

            Anitas Guesthouse

            15 Ásabraut, Grindavik
              4.8 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Anita is welcoming and fun to talk to. She gave us lots of great tips for the area. The check-in was a little confusing because it was her teenage son, but he was nice and helpful. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless (and one bathroom had heated floors!!!), but the garbage in the kitchen hadn't ...

              Reykjanes Guesthouse $54
              Reviewed on May 5, 2019
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              Reykjanes Guesthouse

              Reykjanes Guesthouse

              Hafnargata 6, Grindavik
                4.1 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Everything was fantastic, other than there was no laundry available.

                Guesthouse Borg $118
                Guesthouse Borg

                Guesthouse Borg

                2 Borgarhraun, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Grindavik, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and within 12 mi (20 km) of Blue Lagoon and Gunnuhver Thermal Springs. Geothermal Area of Krysuvik and Reykjanesviti are also within 12 mi (20 km).