Top 36 Blue Lagoon Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

About Blue Lagoon Tours

The Blue Lagoon is a world-famous geothermal spa on the Reykjanes Peninsula, renowned for its healing waters and silica masks. Blue Lagoon Tours include transfers, sightseeing and activity tours, or longer itineraries that include admission. Blue Lagoon vouchers must be booked in advance. For tour packages, the Guide to Iceland team will book your voucher for you. You can find the details of your Blue Lagoon adventure in the "Quick Facts" section of each tour.

1. What is the difference between the Blue Lagoon's entry grades?

The Standard Entrance includes access to the hot spring and the Silica Mud Mask. The Comfort Entrance adds a drink of your choice, the use of a towel and an algae mask. The Premium Entrance adds a bathrobe, slippers, and a reservation at the LAVA Restaurant with sparkling wine. As of March 1, 2018, however, the Standard Entrance will be erased and the price of the Comfort Entrance will be lowered instead.

2. Do I have to book entry to the Blue Lagoon in advance?

Yes, we highly recommend booking in advance as availability can be limited.

3. When is the best time to visit the Blue Lagoon?

Anytime between 8 am and midnight is a good time to visit, with the water staying hot throughout winter and the facility being lit up during dark hours. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, so remember to reserve your spot early.

4. What are the opening hours of the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon has five different periods of opening hours throughout the year, ranging between 7 am and 8 am, and between 10 pm and midnight. Opening hours are shorter during specific public holidays.

5. What happens if I arrive late to the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon reserves the right to refuse entry if you arrive late. In such cases, the Blue Lagoon staff will make the final decision on when you are allowed to enter the facility, depending on availability per hour.

6. Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, there is an age limit of 2 years to enter the water.

7. I'm pregnant, can I enter the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, pregnant women can enter the Blue Lagoon without problems. The average water temperature is 38°C (100°F).

8. Can I upgrade my Blue Lagoon voucher?

Yes, simply contact your travel agent if you wish to upgrade your Blue Lagoon voucher. If you booked the entrance by yourself, however, you are responsible for any booking changes you wish to make.

9. Is it true that the water in the Blue Lagoon can help alleviate skin disease?

The water in the Blue Lagoon is rich in minerals, such as silica and sulphur, and is reputed to have helped alleviate symptoms of psoriasis.

10. How do they clean the water in the Blue Lagoon?

Technically, they don’t, but they renew it. The water comes from the nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, and gets renewed every two days. Also, the hygiene code is strict, and all guests are required to shower before entering the lagoon.

11. The Blue Lagoon is too expensive. Are there any other similar options? 

Yes, besides the geothermally heated public pools that you can find all over the country, where the usual entrance fee is 950 ISK, the Secret Lagoon, in Fludir Village, and the Myvatn Nature Baths, by Lake Myvatn, are two excellent and less expensive alternatives to the Blue Lagoon.

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