After spending all day navigating The Golden Circle on our own by car, we still had enough time to make it to The Blue Lagoon before we boarded our flight at midnight to return home. Luckily, The Blue Lagoon Spa is open till 11pm in August so this was a nice relaxing way to end our trip in Iceland and it's only 12 miles from the Keflavik Airport so it would make sense to visit this spa either before or after leaving the airport.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited places in Iceland. As you can see, the water is a milky pale blue color that is caused by silicate minerals in the water. When we first drove up to the general area of The Blue Lagoon, B and I were in awe at how surreal this water looked. It's practically glowing. The Lagoon is a manmade geothermal runoff of the visible adjacent power plant. The water is delightfully warm with areas you can move to that are even warmer. The water is renewed every two days.
Guests can float around the large spa and even apply some of the complimentary silica mud to their faces which will leave your skin feeling soft. There is a swim up bar featuring drinks like beer and Skyr smoothies and a person walking around offering to take a free photo of you enjoying your time in the Lagoon for free!
The Blue Lagoon is not cheap. In August, it costed us 40 euro just to enter The Lagoon. We had to buy a towel and robe which was another 5 euro each and you can buy several other add ons. You can also buy massages and spa masks, but like I mentioned earlier, you can use the silica mud for free in the actual lagoon.
Guests use wrist bands to keep track of all of their purchases so that you don't have to worry about carrying around a wallet. All guests must take a shower before entering the lagoon and Americans might be a little squeamish that most of the people are naked. But trust me no is looking so relax.
Though I think The Blue Lagoon is pricey overall, I really enjoyed my time at this spa. I'd go again if I ever find myself in Iceland. It's an experience of a lifetime and one I think not to be missed when visiting Iceland. You can also walk around before you enter The Lagoon and take pictures of some of the other parts that are not made for swimming. The terrain is absolutely unreal with the soil in this area being black with bright green moss. The last image is one of the sun setting before we hopped on our flight back to Germany.