Blue Lagoon is temporarily closed

Grindavík December 5, 2023

The current closure of Blue Lagoon will remain in effect until 07:00 on December 9, at which point the situation will be reassessed.

The current closure of Silica Hotel and Retreat Hotel will remain in effect until 07:00 on December 12, at which point the situation will be reassessed.

All guests with reservations during the closure will be contacted.


The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has transitioned from a Phase of Emergency to an Alert Phase.

On the evening of November 10, as a response to the Phase of Emergency declared by Civil Protection, a precautionary evacuation of Grindavík was initiated. As of now, it is still impossible to determine if, when, or where an eruption might occur. The Icelandic Meteorological Office, Civil Protection, and a team of scientists from the University of Iceland are closely monitoring the situation and analyzing the developments.

Iceland is no stranger to volcanic activity, and has experienced three eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the last two years. Icelandic authorities and local communities are well-prepared for such events, and Iceland has one of the world's most effective volcanic preparedness measures. Iceland's geoscientists possess vast experience in dealing with volcanic activities.

On November 9, Blue Lagoon made the proactive decision to temporarily close its facilities, affecting operations at Blue Lagoon, Silica Hotel, Retreat Spa, Retreat Hotel, Lava, and Moss Restaurant. Considering disruptions to our guests' experience and the sustained pressure on our employees, these precautionary measures were taken to ensure safety and wellbeing for all.

For more information and current updates, please visit Icelandic Meteorological Office. Visitors to Iceland are also encouraged to visit

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