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 1500 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.
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.
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.
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.
If needed, swimwear—as well as bathrobes and slippers—can be rented. The cost is ISK 800 for swimwear, while bathrobes and slippers can be rented for ISK 1500 each.
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 800, while bathrobes and slippers can be rented for ISK 1500 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.
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 800. 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.
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Water shoes are allowed, but we don’t offer them for sale.
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.
Yes, you are welcome to wear a burkini in the Blue Lagoon.
The wristband has multiple uses Upon your arrival, you will be given a wristband. This colorful item is the key to your changing room locker. But it also functions as an in-water credit card. You can use it to purchase drinks and refreshments anywhere in the spa area.
Your locker and changing rooms
You will receive a private locker. We recommend that you store all your valuables--jewellery, shoes, cameras, etc.--inside your locker. But be sure to check that your locker is properly locked before you walk away. Blue Lagoon is not responsible for any lost valuables.
Use hair conditioner
The seawater in the Blue Lagoon has high levels of silica. Silica is not harmful to hair. However, if your hair gets wet, it can become 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 in the lagoon. Complimentary conditioner is provided in the shower area.
Drink water and stay hydrated
You can become dehydrated in hot water. Therefore, we highly recommend that you drink plenty of water during your visit to the Blue Lagoon. This is particularly important for people who have diabetes or high blood pressure.
If you have prescription eyeglasses and choose to wear them in the Blue Lagoon, be sure not to submerge them in the water. Silica—one of the Blue Lagoon's geothermal treasures—can damage the 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.
Children at Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon has a minimum age limit of 2 years old. Children aged 2-to-13 are welcome to enjoy the Blue Lagoon--free of charge--with their family or guardian. However it is mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands (aka, ‘floaties’, ‘water wings’) in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Also be aware that each guardian is only allowed to supervise two children under the age of 10. For safety, and out of respect for other guests, please keep an eye on your children at all times.