We cannot guarantee entry for guests who arrive at a different time than their booking. While we aim for versatility, it’s often not possible to accommodate late or delayed arrivals. However, all tickets have a one-hour window of flexibility. For example, a ticket booked for 13:00 means that you can arrive anytime between 13:00 and 14:00.
If you know that your booked time will not work, please contact us as soon as possible. Depending on availability, we may be able to accommodate an alternative time or date.
For further info, please read the terms and conditions that apply to online bookings.
You may print your e-ticket if you choose, but this is not necessary. You may also show your e-ticket on your mobile device.
Whether printed or digital, the ticket will be scanned on arrival. It has a unique barcode that holds all the details about your booking and ensures that you get the best possible service when you arrive.
In general, entry to the Blue Lagoon is fully booked throughout the year. In order to reserve your desired date and time—and avoid the possibility that the lagoon will be sold out on the day you intend to visit—pre-booking is absolutely essential.
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Our two types of entry tickets—Comfort and Premium—include the use of a towel. However, the Premium ticket also includes the use of a bathrobe and slippers. If you have a Comfort ticket and would like a bathrobe or slippers, you can rent them for ISK 1400 each. The slippers are single use and yours to keep.
Also note that Blue Lagoon shower gel and conditioner are complementary for all guests and can be found in the shower facilities. There is also Blue Lagoon moisturizer in the drying area.
Typically, guests enjoy the water for two hours. After soaking in the mineral-rich warmth, people generally seek nourishment by snacking at Blue Café or dining at Lava Restaurant. In total, on average, visitors spend four hours at Blue Lagoon Iceland.
Children aged 13 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The minimum age for using the Blue Lagoon is two years old. This is because children younger than two are highly sensitive to the water’s elevated mineral content.
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 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 Blue Lagoon is an otherworldly body of water. Guests come to experience a sense of wonder and we encourage children to respect the sanctity and serenity of this enchanting environment.
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 walk to the main complex takes approximately 5 minutes.
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.
The main complex
With elevators and electric door openers, the main complex is wheelchair accessible.
A personal assistant
Guests requiring help in the changing rooms or for navigating the lagoon are given a complimentary admission to cover the entry fee of an assistant. For bookings, please send an email to: email@example.com.
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.
A shower chair is available upon request. We ask our guests to exercise caution as floors in the changing rooms and around the lagoon may be slippery.
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.
Everyone is welcome at Blue Lagoon. If you identify as male or female, we encourage you to choose the corresponding changing room.
Once in the changing room, you will have access to both public and private spaces for changing and showering.
If you are non-binary and/or feel uncomfortable with using the male or female changing rooms, we have private special needs facilities that you are welcome to use upon request.
Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance either upon arrival or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The water temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables outside of our control—including the weather and the season—the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range. Nonetheless, the lagoon remains warm, relaxing, and rejuvenating throughout the year.
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.
You are welcome to bring your own towel, robe, slippers or whatever else you might need during your stay.
You are welcome to wear sunglasses in the Blue Lagoon. In fact, we encourage you to do so. On sunny days, the water’s reflective properties can create a glare that might be too bright for some guests. Sunglasses will minimize the effects of this reflected light.
You are welcome to bring a camera and take photos during your time in the lagoon for yourself. However, we do not allow any photography in or around the locker rooms. We are not responsible for any loss or water damage to cameras.
If you have a professional photography enquiry, please contact us through the press center.
You can close and open the lockers in the changing room as many times as you need with your bracelet. This means you can enter the changing room at any time to get your camera from the locker or to leave it there for safekeeping.
Take good care of your camera and do not leave it lying around.
Up to the age of 6, a child of the opposite sex may accompany their father/mother into the men’s/women’s changing room.
Children aged 7 and up are not permitted into the changing room of the opposite sex. However, a member of the Blue lagoon staff can escort them into the appropriate changing room, assisting them as needed and providing guidance and reassurance.
Unfortunately, Blue Lagoon does not offer a senior discount.
Each individual is responsible for their own health and wellbeing while using the Blue Lagoon. The temperature of the water is between 37° and 40°C (98°-104°F). Many pregnant women bathe in the lagoon, but it is important that each woman evaluates her own physical condition before entering the water.
It is also vital to stay hydrated and nourished during the lagoon experience.
No, that's not necessary, as the skin finally absorbs the massage oil.
We often recommend our customers to use the massage oil with our body creams as the oil gives a nice extra glow to the skin.
The electronic bracelet that you receive upon arrival has two key functions: it is the key to your personal locker and the means by which you can make purchases for refreshments.
If you lose the bracelet, you will be charged a fee of ISK 5.000.
Blue Lagoon gift cards are great for people visiting Iceland.
The card is valid for four years from the date of issue and can be used for various services and products at Blue Lagoon, including:
- Entrance to the Blue Lagoon *
- Entrance to the Retreat Spa *
- In-water massage and treatments *
- Accommodations at Silica Hotel and the Retreat Hotel **
- Dining at Lava Restaurant and Blue Café
- Purchases from all Blue Lagoon shops
*Please book in advance by sending an email to: email@example.com
** When booking accommodations online, please include the reference number of the gift card in the notes section of the booking form.
Please note that the gift card deposit cannot be used online. You will receive an email with the gift card details. You can print the receipt and present it to your loved one as a gift. The gift card itself will be kept at the reception at Blue Lagoon Iceland. You can pick it up when you arrive. Alternatively, if you wish to have the card sent to your hotel, please email us at least three days prior to your arrival in Iceland. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: gift cards must be bought separately from other items.
If needed, swimwear—as well as bathrobes and slippers—can be rented. The cost is ISK 700 for swimwear, while bathrobes and slippers can be rented for ISK 1400 each.
Yes, Lava Restaurant does have a children’s menu.
Amending a booking
If you wish to make any changes to your confirmed booking, a fee of ISK 1400 will apply for each change you make. Where changes involve moving from a higher priced ticket to a lower priced ticket, the difference will not be refunded. To amend a booking, please send us a request via email at email@example.com and reference your original booking confirmation number. You cannot change the date or time of a booking after the originally selected date/time has passed.
All cancellations must be presented to Blue Lagoon in written, via e-mail, to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Blue Lagoon Iceland will always keep 10% of the total booking amount, regardless of the time of cancellation. Otherwise, cancellation charges are as follows (days of notice are based on date/time of arrival):
- If you cancel with more than 3 days notice: 90% is refunded
- If you cancel with 1-3 days (24-72 hours) notice: 50% is refunded
- If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice: No refund is made
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 your hair is longer, it is also wise to tie it in a ponytail or a bun. Complimentary conditioner is provided in the shower area of your changing room.
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.
Destination Blue Lagoon—our official transport partner—makes round-trip departures from Keflavík and Reykjavík. For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
Taxis are readily available from any part of Reykjavík or Keflavík.
The Destination Blue Lagoon bus departs hourly from Blue Lagoon. If you haven’t already booked a ticket, you can purchase one from the driver. For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
If you wish to take a taxi, we are happy to assist you by calling the Keflavík-based taxi service. Your ride will generally arrive within 30 minutes of the call.
While transportation is not included with any of our packages, you have the option of booking your bus transfer when you book your Blue Lagoon entry.
If you wish to spend the night at Blue Lagoon, we have two extraordinary hotels.
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.
No. However, the Destination Blue Lagoon bus terminal—with hourly departures for Blue Lagoon—is located just one kilometer from the Reykjavík airport. For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
The optimal mode of transport is the Destination Blue Lagoon bus which departs every hour from Reykjavík. The closest stop to the cruise terminal is Tryggvagata, which is a short walk from the dock. For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
Yes, we have a large parking area where guests may park free of charge.
Blue Lagoon does not provide access to a centrifugal dryer. However, there is a valid reason. Due to the nature of the Blue Lagoon seawater (rich of ingredients such as silica, minerals and algae) the dryer would not work properly. In fact, it would probably ruin your swimsuit as the silica would get stuck in the fabric.
We recommend that you rinse your swimsuit with water (e.g. in the shower area) and then squeeze with your hands to remove the excess water. We do provide little plastic bags next to the towel rack to store wet or damp swimsuits.
The deepest area in the Blue Lagoon is 1.4m/4.7ft. and the shallowest area is less than 0.8m/2.6ft.
Bathing suits are worn in and around all areas of the bathing lagoon, including the sauna. You can bring your own, or rent them from reception. You can also rent towels and bathrobes. All are available in a range of sizes, from S to XL.
The Blue Lagoon is designed for relaxed bathing. Its warm, milky waters are not suitable for vigorous exercise. Likewise, diving is not allowed anywhere.
Since geothermal seawater is cloudy and saturated with minerals, underwater visibility is non-existent and thus goggles are of no use.
You are more than welcome to wear a t-shirt and shorts over your swimsuit. Likewise, swimwear can be rented for ISK 700, while bathrobes and slippers can be rented for ISK 1400 each.
You don’t need to know how to swim to visit the Blue Lagoon. There are many areas where the water is shallow enough that it doesn’t pose a danger to non-swimmers. At the edges of the lagoon, the depth 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.
Children aged 2-8 years old are required to wear floaties which we provide. Adults may also request floaties.
To assure the safety of all guests, there are lifeguards on duty at all times.
To avoid getting your hair wet while in the Blue Lagoon, we recommend using a swim cap or tying your hair in a bun. Swim caps are not available for rent, but they are sold in the Blue Lagoon store here at Blue Lagoon.
Geothermal seawater can leave your hair temporarily matted and unmanageable. Therefore, we definitely recommend that you wear a swim cap during your in-water massage. If needed, you can purchase one at the Blue Lagoon store.
We recommend that you remove any jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) before entering the lagoon. This will ensure that you don’t lose your items and that they don’t get damaged by geothermal seawater which has high levels of silica, algae, and minerals.
The Blue Lagoon's geothermal seawater will not ruin your swimsuit or cause permanent stains. However, we recommend rinsing your swimsuit with cold water and soap after using the lagoon. If you prefer, you may rent a swimsuit for ISK 700. Likewise, you can purchase a swimsuit in the shop at Blue Lagoon.
You may spend as much time as you wish enjoying the water. Your entry ticket is valid for the entire day. However, for your safety and wellbeing it is vital that you stay hydrated and nourished.
Owing to the sedimentation of silica, the bottom of the lagoon is smooth and soft. It is naturally uneven, but you needn’t worry about encountering anything sharp or jagged.
Many guests prefer to use flip-flops while walking in and around the water. If you would like to wear flip-flops, you may bring them with you or purchase them at the Blue Lagoon reception desk.
Water shoes are allowed, but we don’t offer them for sale.
Yes, there is an indoor relaxation area where guests can lounge in comfortable chairs, enjoy a view of the lagoon, and nourish themselves with snacks and beverages.
The Blue Lagoon’s storied waters come from volcanic aquifers 2000 meters within the earth. In this subterranean realm of searing heat and immense pressure, freshwater and ocean water converge, becoming the extraordinary, mineral-rich resource that gave life to the Blue Lagoon: geothermal seawater.
Geothermal seawater’s benefits for the mind and body have been researched for four decades. Rich in silica, algae, and mineral salt, the water strengthens, renews, and moisturizes the skin—bringing radiance and rejuvenation while stimulating circulation. With its profound benefits endorsed by scientists and doctors, it has become the basis of medically-sanctioned psoriasis treatments and the cornerstone of Blue Lagoon skin care.
While geothermal seawater is beneficial for the scalp, it can leave the hair matted and unmanageable. For this reason, we encourage visitors to use conditioner before and after experiencing the lagoon.
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.
For the past 10 years, Blue Lagoon has been awarded 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.
There are racks located near the changing room and at the entrance to the lagoon.
The weather in Iceland is incredibly unpredictable and endlessly changing—particularly in the winter. However, weather closures at Blue Lagoon are extremely rare, having occurred just three times in the past decade. When they do happen, such closures are not because of rain, snow, sleet, hail, or subzero temperatures. Rather, the cause of these shutdowns is sustained, hurricane-force winds.
If you have stitches, we recommend consulting your doctor before using the Blue Lagoon.
Discover the history, science, sustainability, geology, and mythology of the Blue Lagoon and its volcanic surroundings. Lasting 30 to 60 minutes, this guided tour is an adventure that explores the many fascinating dimensions of a wonder of the world.
The price is 2000 ISK per person. For bookings and complete details, send an email to email@example.com. Please note: the minimum number of guests per tour is eleven.
With round-trip departures from Reykjavík and Keflavík, our official transport partner—Destination Blue Lagoon—is the simplest, most convenient method for getting to Blue Lagoon Iceland.
For complete info and bookings, visit Destination Blue Lagoon.
Yes, you are welcome to wear a burkini in the Blue Lagoon.
The minimum age for using the Blue Lagoon is two years old. This is because children younger than two are highly sensitive to the water’s elevated mineral content.
No, we don’t allow guests to bring their own food.
Blue Lagoon has multiple culinary options, ranging from nourishing light snacks to unforgettable gourmet experiences.
The price for Blue Lagoon tickets varies according to demand—meaning the price is dynamic and therefore the price is higher in time of greater demand.
The answer is yes and no.
None of our masks contain nuts. Silica Mud Mask, Algae Mask, Mineral Mask, and Lava Scrub Mask are nut free.
Blue Lagoon Hair Conditioner—provided free-of-charge in the shower facilities to prevent hair from becoming stiff and difficult to manage—contains shea butter, which is made from shea nuts. However, scientific research has shown that refined shea nut butter poses no known or likely allergy risks.
Here is the complete list of Blue Lagoon skin care items containing nuts:
- Bath & Body Oil (almond oil)
- Body Oil (almond oil)
- Foot & Leg Lotion (shea butter)
- Foot Balm (shea butter)
- Hair Conditioner (shea butter)
- Hair Mask (shea butter)
- Hydrating Cream (shea butter)
- Rejuvenating Lip Balm (sunflower oil)
- Rich Rejuvenating Cream (shea butter)
- Shampoo (shea butter)