New travel & vacation ideas every day  |  Create Account  |  Login

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
ADDITIONAL IMAGES & VIDEOS
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • View in Google Maps

Bathe in the steaming salt water of Blue Lagoon, Iceland's geothermal spa tucked into a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Water temperatures average 98 to 102 degrees F, and the steaming pools are rich in minerals such as silica and sulphur. Health and soul seekers flock to the lagoon for its purported healing qualities, particularly as a stress combattant and soother of skin conditions.

Upon arrival, all Blue Lagoon guests receive a wristband that grants them free reign of the facilities, which also include two steam baths, a sauna, and a waterfall. Silica mud is also available free of charge for application to the face and body. Left to dry for 5 to 10 minutes, the mud deep cleanses and exfoliates skin, bringing out its inner glow. And don't forget to cap off your visit to the Icelandic retreat with a massage in the Geothermal Spa, which will take place in the lagoon itself--either in the open air, or on a specially designed wooden bench submerged in its waters.

Stays at and rates for the Blue Lagoon's resort range from daily access to complete spa and vacation packages. The Clinic Hotel provides overnight accommodations in 15 modern and spacious twin rooms, each with a private bath and veranda opening to moss-covered lava fields. Within the resort, guests will also find an array of cuisine options, with highlights such as fresh sushi and prepared Icelandic catches of the day at LAVA Restaurant.

Blue Lagoon access is predominantly via car, and the gates to its steaming heaven reside about 40 minutes from Reykjavik.

Additional Sources & Links

Been there, done that? Want to go? Have a question? Witty comment? Share it!