Where is Blue Lagoon Iceland?
Blue Lagoon Staff
Nov 19 - 2 min read
Volcanic landscapes surround Blue Lagoon and are ripe for exploration.
Blue Lagoon location
Blue Lagoon Iceland is set amid endless moss-covered lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula, in the southwest corner of Iceland. The peninsula is also home to Iceland’s major airport (called Keflavík International Airport), and the towns of Keflavík (also known as Reykjanesbær) and Grindavík. The Reykjanes Peninsula straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the tectonic boundary where the North American and Eurasian plates converge. It’s a geothermal hotbed of activity so remarkable that it’s now protected as the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark.
Volcanic landscapes surround Blue Lagoon and are ripe for exploration. On foot in the immediate area you can follow paths through sublime waterscapes, enchanting forests, and—with a bit of time to spare—to the top of an extinct volcano. With a car the options multiply, to take in lighthouses, lakeshores, mud pools, seaside cliffs and so much more.
Blue Lagoon information
Map of the Reykjanes Peninsula
Distance and approximate travel times to Blue Lagoon Iceland
From Keflavík International Airport: 21 km / 13 miles / 15 minutes by car From downtown Reykjavík: 49 km / 30 miles / 50 minutes by car From the closest town (Grindavík): 6 km / 4 miles / 5 minutes by car
Blue Lagoon by car
Blue Lagoon is accessible to drivers year-round and is located on Highway 43, signposted from the highway (route 41) that connects Reykjavík and Keflavík.
The roads to Blue Lagoon are paved, and in winter the snow is cleared. For up-to-date details of road conditions, visit Road.is.
Bus to Blue Lagoon
Convenient bus transfers connect Blue Lagoon with Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík. Destination Blue Lagoon is our official transport partner, and it has a schedule designed to make your visit easy. You can build a bus journey that begins at the airport and drops you off in Reykjavík after your Blue Lagoon experience. And vice versa too. It makes it simple to savor Blue Lagoon as your first—or last—extraordinary taste of Iceland.
Parking at Blue Lagoon is free.
By the parking lot there is a building for luggage storage, handy for visitors on their way to or from the airport.