From Iceland – Natural Treatments And Relaxation In The Blue Lagoon

Posted February 11, 2020

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most famous attractions. Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, it is a short drive from Keflavík Airport and therefore easily accessible, even for those with very little time to spend in the country. Nestled amidst sublime lava formations, the pools are a secluded paradise that offer a unique opportunity to soak up and relax while reviving your skin. Besides the large swimming pool with its cave and waterfall, there is also a small sauna, hidden in a charming wooden hut.

The Blue Lagoon can be visited all year round and in winter the surrounding lava formations are covered with a magnificent layer of sparkling frost. In fact, winter might be the best time to visit, combining a lush pink sunrise or golden sunset, surreal lava hills covered in frost, and warm milky blue waters.

Anyone wishing to treat themselves to a bath should make a reservation in advance, as the popular spot is often full. It’s easy to see why, however, it’s a true Icelandic wonder and a must-see on any visit here.

Let’s hear it from you!

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Name: Kristeen

Age: 23

Of: United States

Occupation: Sales Representative and Yoga Teacher

When did you arrive in Iceland? “I arrived about 4 months ago and have been working ever since,” says Kristeen. “My mother is Icelandic and we have a lot of relatives here, so I visit her almost every summer.”

What have you done so far in Iceland? “Because of my sales job I can go to a lot of places which is great. I have done the Golden Circle several times and plan to go north and see Akureyri afterwards, ”she said. “Of course, I also spend a lot of time with the Icelandic part of the family.

What are your favorite outdoor activities? “I love going to the pool, but I’m also a thrill-seeker. I went snowmobiling and plan to get my scuba diving license soon to dive between the continental plates.

Do you like the Blue Lagoon? “It’s wonderful. I always love coming here because it’s so secluded! I met a friend and it was the first time that I had someone with me. It was amazing to share the experience with it and see the lagoon with new eyes.

Meet a local!

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Name: Birta

Age: 24

Of: Iceland

Occupation: Greeter at the Blue Lagoon

Why did you decide to work at the Blue Lagoon? “At first it was only supposed to be a summer job and I was going to leave in the fall, but I decided to stay. I have been here for two years, because it is so nice to work here.

Do you dive into the pool yourself? “It’s actually part of the job description to go in the water and hand out face masks and talk to people. I love working here and my skin is much better now.

What time would you recommend people to visit the Blue Lagoon? “I would always recommend winter rather than summer. Most people think summer is the best, but it’s so amazing to be in hot water when it’s cold outside. I think it’s smart to arrive an hour before sunset. Then you can see the lagoon while it’s still bright outside. The sunset is simply magnificent and it is also magical at night. ”

What do you recommend to visitors? “Phones can be damaged by steam because there is silicon in the water that can clog the outlets. So we always recommend people to leave them in the lockers or just use them briefly.

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Name: Elisabet

Age: 25

Of: Iceland

Occupation: Greeter at the Blue Lagoon

How long have you worked at the Blue Lagoon? “I came first in 2016 and after graduating from college I came back. ”

How do you like working here? “I love it, that’s why I came back. They can’t get rid of me!

Do you have a favorite spot in the Blue Lagoon? “I love being in the sauna. It really opens the pores on your skin and when you get your mask on afterwards it really cleanses.

What’s the best part about working here? “That I can go in the water every shift. When you go to each shift you can really see that it makes a big difference to your skin.

Is there a specific time of day that you recommend visiting? “I like to go there very early in the morning. If you enter at 8:30 am, you can see the sunrise with a lush pink sky. It is also good for taking pictures.

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