To ensure that your experience at Blue Lagoon is relaxing, memorable, and worry-free, we would like to highlight a few important details about your visit. If you have a question or concern that isn’t covered in this list, please refer to our support center.
Pre-booking is absolutely essential as the Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular travel destinations.
If you are seeking a more luxurious, more intimate experience of the Blue Lagoon’s revitalizing waters, the Retreat Spa unlocks an unparalleled world of relaxation and rejuvenation.
While Blue Lagoon is open 365 days a year, our opening hours change with the seasons. Complete info can be found on our website.
There are separate changing rooms—equipped with showers and electronic lockers—for men and women. If you would like more info about our changing rooms and our changing room policies, please contact us.
Electronic bracelets & lockers
Upon check-in at Blue Lagoon, you will receive an electronic bracelet that functions as the key to your personal locker: Just choose any vacant locker, put your clothes and belongings inside, and follow the instructions about how to lock it. While your bracelet is not connected to your credit card, it functions as a cashless payment method during your visit. Anything you purchase needs to be paid for at check out. Also be aware that if you lose your bracelet, you will be charged a fee.
All guests must shower—without a swimsuit—before entering the Blue Lagoon. Use of shower gel and hair conditioner is complimentary. If you desire more privacy while you shower, locate a shower that is equipped with a door.
Geothermal seawater has high levels of silica. While not harmful to hair, silica can make hair stiff and difficult to manage. Therefore, we recommend that you apply conditioner to your hair before entering the lagoon and leave it in your hair while experiencing the lagoon. If you have longer hair, we recommend that you tie it in a ponytail or a bun. Complimentary conditioner is provided in the shower area of your changing room.
To assure the safety of all guests, there are lifeguards on duty at all times. If you are a non-swimmer, let the staff know. Likewise, all guests enter the lagoon at their own risk. For full details, read our safety standards.
However, you don’t need to know how to swim to experience the Blue Lagoon. At the edges of the lagoon, the depth is less than 0.8m/2.6ft—perfect for lounging and relaxing. The further into the water you go, the deeper it gets. Its greatest depth is 1.4m/4.7ft.
The minimum age for using the Blue Lagoon is 2 years old. This is due to their sensitivity to the high mineral content of the water.
Children aged 8 and younger must wear floaties. These are available at the entrance to the lagoon and can be used free of charge.
With the depth of the water reaching 1.4m/4.7ft., it is imperative that all children using the Blue Lagoon are supervised by a parent or guardian. One adult can accompany a maximum of two children.
The exhilarating pleasures of the Blue Lagoon are complemented by an array of spa facilities that have been seamlessly integrated into the lagoon’s volcanic surroundings.
In-water Mask Bar
Navigate to the in-water mask bar and apply the water’s iconic white wonder—silica mud—to your face and body. Rinsing it off after 5-10 minutes, you will feel silica’s cleansing radiance. Other masks on offer include algae, mineral, and lava.
Sauna / Steam Cave / Steam Room
Enjoy the pleasures and benefits of relaxing in dry heat or take shelter in an earthen chamber of moist heat.
Choose from a range of beverages to quench your thirst without leaving the water. Use your electronic bracelet for cashless payment.
Stand beneath the massaging energy of a geothermal waterfall. Soothing. Invigorating. Refreshing.
Visit the viewing deck on the second floor of the Blue Lagoon complex. The otherworldly vista of blue water and volcanic terrain is unforgettable.
Destination Blue Lagoon—our official transport partner—makes round-trip departures from Keflavík and Reykjavík. For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
Blue Lagoon is just 20 minutes from Keflavík Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík. From either point of origin, simply take Reykjanesbraut (Highway 41) to Grindavíkurvegur (Highway 43) and follow the signs to Blue Lagoon.
Taxis to Blue Lagoon are readily available from Reykjavík and Keflavík.
For a small fee, you may store your luggage at the Luggage House in the main Blue Lagoon parking lot.
Luggage storage is especially convenient for guests visiting Blue Lagoon on their way to or from the airport.
Also note that if you have a normal backpack or a light bag, you can probably fit it in your changing room locker, which is 35x45 cm/14x18 inches.
You are welcome to take photos during your time in the Blue Lagoon, but please respect the privacy of other guests.
We do not allow photography in or around the locker rooms. Likewise, we are not responsible for any loss or water damage to your devices.
If you are a professional and wish to enquire about photographing or filming at Blue Lagoon, please complete this form.
To ensure the safety of our guests, there is a limit of three alcoholic drinks per guest while using the lagoon. Drinks are charged to your electronic bracelet. To prevent dehydration while bathing, we recommend that you also drink plenty of water.
We recommend that you remove any jewelry before entering the lagoon. This will ensure that you don’t lose your items and that they don’t get tarnished by geothermal seawater which has high levels of silica, algae, and minerals. Blue Lagoon is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please store your valuables in your locker.
If you have prescription eyeglasses and choose to wear them in the water, be sure not to submerge them. Silica—one of the Blue Lagoon's mineral treasures—will damage the lenses.
__Contact lenses __
Salt, minerals, and other elements found in the seawater of the Blue Lagoon can irritate your eyes. Therefore, if you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you remove them before entering the lagoon.
If you have a pre-existing health condition, please consult your doctor before coming to the Blue Lagoon. All visitors experience the rejuvenating waters at their own risk.
In-water massage is a hallmark of an enhanced Blue Lagoon experience. Since demand for these treatments is quite high, pre-booking is absolutely essential. Full details and booking information can be found here.
The Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater is born in volcanic aquifers 2000 meters underground where freshwater and ocean water converge in a tectonic realm of searing heat and immense pressure. Endowed with silica, algae, and minerals, the water cleanses, heals, rejuvenates, and undoes the effects of time—bringing radiance, in all its forms, to the mind and body.
The Blue Lagoon’s water temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables beyond our control—including the weather and the season—the temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range. Nonetheless, the lagoon remains warm, relaxing, and energizing throughout the year.
The Blue Lagoon holds nine million liters of geothermal seawater which is naturally renewed every 40 hours. Regular sampling of this natural resource—which is rich in salt, silica, and other minerals—shows that foreign bacteria do not thrive in the lagoon's ecosystem. Thus, disinfectants such as chlorine are not needed. In essence, the lagoon is a self-cleaning ecosystem.
Since 2003, Blue Lagoon has been honored with the Blue Flag—one of the world’s most recognized voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.
Café & Indoor Dining Area
Located in the main Blue Lagoon complex, the café and the indoor dining area offer an enticing range of fresh snacks and refreshing beverage. These areas are open during the lagoon’s hours of operation.
Built into a magnificent lava cliff on the western shore of the Blue Lagoon, Lava Restaurant combines stunning views, organic architecture, and Icelandic cuisine made from fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Opened in 2007, the restaurant’s voluminous interior and double height, floor-to-ceiling windows create the setting for a relaxing yet unforgettable culinary experience on the banks of a wonder of the world. You are welcome dine in your robe from 11:00 to 17:00, but please note that the last seating for in-robe dining is at 16:00.
Whether you seek the full spectrum of the Blue Lagoon’s enchantments or simply a delicious meal in the heart of a breathtaking landscape, Lava Restaurant will fulfill, delight, and inspire. You can find full details and booking information here.
Blue Lagoon Iceland is home to two hotels that were designed to harmonize with the volcanic landscape and built to unlock new horizons of wonder, warmth, and wellbeing.
With its own private lagoon and complimentary tickets to the Blue Lagoon included with each night, Silica Hotel is a place of comfort, warmth, and wellbeing. For complete info and bookings, visit Silica Hotel.
The Retreat Hotel
The heights of luxury on the shores of a wonder of the world, the Retreat Hotel was conceived and created to bring guests into unity with the rejuvenating powers of nature. Built into a centuries-old lava flow, the hotel is encircled by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon and gives guests total access to the subterranean Retreat Spa and the revitalizing warmth of the Retreat Lagoon. For complete info and bookings, visit the Retreat Hotel.
We offer a range of services and facilities for guests with special needs or disabilities. Our staff will provide support as needed, but please be aware of the following items:
We offer disabled parking in the main parking lot. From there, the distance to the main complex is 300m/984ft.
Guests arriving without a wheelchair can borrow one from reception and/or the luggage storage building in the main parking lot.
The lagoon can be accessed directly with specially designed wheelchairs which are available upon request.
A shower chair is available upon request.
The main complex
With elevators and electric door openers, the main complex is wheelchair accessible.
Accessible changing room
On the ground floor, there is a special changing room—large enough to be shared with an assistant—available for guests requiring more space and more privacy. Please note this room is not always available. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deepest part of the Blue Lagoon is 1.4m/4.7ft., but most areas are shallower. However, the bottom of the lagoon is naturally uneven, making caution an imperative. An overview map of the lagoon, displaying depths and temperatures, is located by the lagoon entrance.
Blue Lagoon skin care was born of the treasures of geothermal seawater: silica, algae, and minerals. From cleansing and exfoliation to radiance, renewal, and moisturization, our range of products unlocks the powers of the volcanic earth, allowing you to experience the wonders of the Blue Lagoon—anywhere.
We have skin care shops at Keflavík Airport, downtown Reykjavík, and Blue Lagoon. Our skin care can also be found at our online store.
The dynamic, sustainable relationship between man and nature is the cornerstone of Blue Lagoon's philosophy. This relationship informs every aspect of the guest experience. From the healing water that fills the lagoon to the electricity that lights the complex, every coordinate of the visitor journey draws its power from the earth’s geothermal resources. In short, wellness at Blue Lagoon is inseparable from the wellspring of renewable energy brought forth at the Svartsengi Resource Park.