Retreat Hotel Awards 2019

Lighting throughout Blue Lagoon Iceland is created through energy efficient LED and OLED technologies. Adhering to the ideals of a human centric approach, every source of illumination was designed to harmonize with the landscape, bringing radiance that is never intrusive yet always energizing, nourishing, and engaging.

Before 1992

Geothermal energy is discovered on the Reykjanes Peninsula; a shimmering blue lagoon takes shape; locals discover the wonder of the lagoon’s water; scientists research the water’s powers.

Blue Lagoon

The beginning


Geothermal aquifers are discovered at Svartsengi on the Reykjanes Peninsula and a power plant is built. Power company Hitaveita Suðurnesja (HS) begins harnessing the geothermal energy.

Blue Lagoon

A geothermal wonder is born

1974 - 1976

An otherworldly reservoir forms in the lava field beside the HS plant.

Blue Lagoon

Icelanders discover the wonder


People begin bathing in the water’s mineral-rich warmth, noticing its healing, rejuvenating powers. Word of the lagoon’s restorative properties spreads across Iceland.

Scientists research the water


The lagoon’s geothermal seawater draws the interest of scientists and doctors. Changing facilities are built. Admission to the lagoon becomes regulated.

Suggested itinerary

08:00 | Taxi transfer from airport (optional)

08:30 | Retreat Spa arrival

10:00 | Breakfast at Spa Restaurant

12:00 | In-water Massages

14:30 | Taxi transfer to Reykjavík (optional)

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