Blue Lagoon Iceland
When travelling to Reykjavik, make sure you set aside time to visit the Blue Lagoon. Experience the shimmering beauty of one of Iceland’s most stunning destinations. This man-made wonder has been visited by locals for years, with its thermal waters creating a heavenly oasis against the traditional Nordic chill. Baby blue waters against a back drop of dark volcanic rock, this retreat is like no other.
De-stress and rejuvenate at the spa
The lagoon is located just a short drive from Reykjavik International Airport on the Southwestern Peninsula of Reykjanes. The spa sits on top of the Grindavik lava field where its famous waters flow from the Svartsengi geothermal plant.
In total, the complex holds six million litres of water, which is refreshed every two days. The temperature varies between 98 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit (37 and 39 degrees Celsius), making it hugely popular with swimmers. On a cold day vapour rises out of the warm water, sending up clouds to make you feel like the only one there. The depths here are also filled with healing water packed full of minerals such as silica and sulphur.
The spa treatments here are famous around the world, with facilities offering a range of traditional Icelandic and modern therapies. Alongside the spa's own geothermic waters, therapists often use locally sourced algae to help reinvigorate and refresh the skin. A trip to this unforgettable natural hot tub will have both your mind and body feeling at ease.
If you are looking to visit the Blue Lagoon spa, enjoy central accommodation at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, situated in the country’s beautiful capital. It has 209 exquisitely designed rooms in the heart of city, ideal for taking time to relax in, after a revitalising session at the spa.