PLAY: Blue Lagoon in Iceland Review

Unpopular opinion; the Blue Lagoon is cool but it’s definitely not the most beautiful in Iceland. Everyone that hasn’t been to Iceland normally knows about the Blue Lagoon, and it was recommended a ridiculous amount of times to us. I’d looked up photos and couldn’t have been more excited.


We decided to treat ourselves and go the ‘Comfort’ Package, which included the entry fee, a drink and an extra face mask. Was it worth it? Probably not. I ended up hiring a robe for an extra $16AUD as it was freezing when you got out, and your towel was already soaked after the pre-shower.


Don’t get me wrong, if you’re only in Iceland for a couple of days and don’t have time to properly explore the natural hot tubs, then the Blue Lagoon will definitely give you that hot spring feeling you’ve been craving.


It’s very marketed, expensive and filled with tourists. The water itself is warm enough, but in some spots it was very lukewarm and others it was boiling hot. You can purchase drinks from the bar in the water, and you can also go to the mask bar and get a free algae mask. The masks were super fun and my skin felt softer after using it.


A big hint is to not get your hair wet in the water if possible, and if you have to, load it up with conditioner before you hop in. There’s something about the sulphate in the water that absolutely destroys your hair, so ladies (and my long-haired gents), be warned!

Those are my honest thoughts on Blue Lagoon, but at the end of the day it’s the only thing people will ask you about when they know you’ve been to Iceland; so why not?!

Ellie ParkerComment