Top 5 Tips for Visiting Blue Lagoon

Top 5 Tips for Visiting Blue Lagoon

Top 5 Tips for Visiting Blue Lagoon

The blue lagoon is usually high on everyones list when visiting Iceland and for good reason, it should be! I sure know it was high on on our list and I am so glad we visited the blue lagoon, however, there are a few things you should know before going!!!

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Tip #1: Buy your tickets in advance 



And this isn’t just a recommendation, you actually have to buy a ticket in advance for the day and time you would like to go. In addition to day and time, you can also choose what type of ticket you would like. 


COMFORT $58 USD

  • Entrance to the blue lagoon

  • Silica mud mask

  • Use of Towel

  • 1 drink of choice


PREMIUM $83 USD

  • Entrance to the blue lagoon

  • Silica mud mask

  • Use of Towel

  • 1 drink of choice

  • Second mask of choice 

  • Slippers 

  • Use of bathrobe 

  • Table reservation at Lava Restaurant 

  • Sparkling wine at dinner 

(The premium ticket is what we purchased and we highly recommend it! Not only do you get some nice extras upon entrance to the blue lagoon, the Premium ticket line is different from the Comfort ticket line. With the majority of people purchasing the Comfort tickets, you could be queuing for at least an hour behind a 100+ people. With the line for Premium ticket, we only had to wait about 10mins to get in and there were a lot of not so happy people in the comfort line staring at us wishing they had done the same!! )


RETREAT SPA $247 USD

  • Entrance to the blue lagoon

  • Silica mud mask

  • Use of Towel

  • 1 drink of choice

  • Second mask of choice 

  • Slippers 

  • Use of bathrobe 

  • Table reservation at Lava Restaurant 

  • Sparkling wine at dinner 

  • 4 hours exclusive entry to the Retreat spa and the Blue Lagoon



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Tip #2: When is the best time to go? 



Should you go in the morning or evening? Are weekends going to be busier? These are some questions we had before booking our time at the Blue Lagoon. After talking to a local Icelandic couple we know ( @icelandictravelers), here is the advice they gave to us: First thing in the morning is always going to be the best time no matter what day of the week. And Monday and Tuesday tend to be the least busy days. 



Now here is what we did. Hint: it was the exact opposite lol. Due to our travel itinerary, Sunday evening at 6pm was the only time we could fit in the Blue Lagoon. Yes it was very busy, however, it is a very big space. So once you are in the lagoon there is plenty of little coves to hang out in to get get away from the crowd. And even though the lines at the bar and face mask station were a little long they move fast and we never waited more then a couple of minutes for either. 





Tip #3: Give yourself time 



Knowing the Blue Lagoon closes at 12am we knew 6pm would be give us plenty of time to explore everything it had to offer and plenty of relaxation time.



Side-note: the average length of a stay is 4hrs, however, there is no time limit on your stay. So if you come in the morning and want to spend the whole day there you can. 



We actaully surprised ourselves and spent the whole 6hrs there. We spent 1.5 hrs eating at LAVA Restaurant and the rest enjoying the Blue Lagoon itself. We did not expect to spend the whole 6hrs there even with our reservation at the restaurant. Just know the time goes fast while you are there and it is so enjoyable, warm and relaxing, it would be easy to spend the whole day there. 



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Tip #4: Eat at Lava Restaurant 


We were a little hesitant to eat at the restaurant there worrying it might just be a tourist trap restaurant with  mediocre food. Boy were we wrong. The food was delicious, the wine selection was wonderful and the view was incredible. We highly recommend eating there, just note that you do need to make a reservation in advance and is very easy to do when buying your entrance ticket.

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Tip #5: Protect your hair!! 


And the last and final tip, possibly the most important of them all, is to protect your hair!!! Everyone - guys and girls. The water in the blue lagoon is filled with silica which will do numbers on your hair. I recommend before heading into the lagoon while taking the mandatory pre shower get your hair wet and add loads of conditioner. Tie it up and do your best to not let it touch the water. The blue lagoon facilities do offer shampoo, conditioner and body wash which is so nice so you do not have to bring that all with you. However, if you have very blonde hair like me or colored hair, I would recommend bringing your own hair mask. I did not do this and wish I had. The conditioner they provide was not enough to protect my bleached locks. I also did not take my own advice on the not letting your hair touch water while in the blue lagoon which was a big mistake. I thought having the conditioner in my hair would be enough but I was wrong!! 

All in all the blue lagoon is busy and filled with tourist but it also was one of the highlights of ours. Its definitely a must do while in Iceland. Just make sure to follow these tips and you will have an amazing visit!