Blue Lagoon awarded with the Blue Flag

The Icelandic Environment Association has awarded Blue Lagoon the Blue Flag environmental recognition for the 10th consecutive year.

Blue Lagoon Iceland first received the Blue Flag in 2003. This year is the 10th consecutive year Blue Lagoon receives the flag. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to 3850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries.

Kindergarten children from Krókur, a kindergarten in Grindavík, the hometown of Blue Lagoon were present. The kindergarten also holds the Green Flag environmental recognition.

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, managing director of Landvernd, said that it was both pleasant and encouraging that Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland‘s most known destinations, had received the Blue Flag for the 10th time. "Blue Lagoon Iceland is among the country‘s strongest brand names. The Blue Flag is a well known eco award and is a known brand name in many countries. The flag enhances the positive image and the competitiveness of the places awarded the flag and is a way to attract tourists. Blue Flag is first and foremost significant for excellent performance in environmental issues and confirms the quality of the places granted the Blue Flag."

Magnea Guðmundsdóttir, director of public relations Blue Lagoon, said that Blue Lagoon and its employees were very proud of receiving the Blue Flag for the 10th time. "The flag encourages us to continue on the same path and have environmental issues a priority."

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.

For more information contact:

Magnea Guðmundsdóttir, Director of Public Relations – Blue Lagoon.  Tel + 354 660-8805 - magnea@bluelagoon.is

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Managing Director - Landvernd, Tel + 354 552-5242 - mummi@landvernd.is