A Must Do!
I know this is a huge tourist trap, however, THIS IS A MUST DO! I recommend spending a minimum of 4 hours there. We ended up booking the Comfort package (roughly CAD $70) ahead of time to avoid the line up. This was the package that best suited what we were looking for. It included towels and robes, 2 mud masks (silica and algae – unlimited) and 1 free alcoholic drink per person. Additional drinks at $16 per glass after that – we obviously had more than one.
It was a phenomenal experience. Unlike any other spa I’ve been to. The waters were a gorgeous milky blue and all natural. However, the structure itself is not natural. Most of the Blue Lagoon was man-made. If you’re looking for truly natural hot springs, they are everywhere in Iceland. You just have to look them up. They may not look as milky blue as the Blue Lagoon but you will still find decent hot springs at a much lower price. In fact, if you’re lucky, you can actually find a natural hot spring randomly as you drive. Some pools of water get hot enough to swim in. Although, you have to be really really careful if you decide to jump into a unclaimed/uncontained hot springs. Water can reach beyond 100 degrees celsius aka you will burn yourself to death.
Only major key tip I have for the Blue Lagoon is: WHATEVER YOU DO DRENCH YOUR HAIR IN CONDITIONER AND TIE IT UP. DO NOT LET THAT WATER TOUCH YOUR HAIR. TRUST ME!!! WATCH
Check out my blog post on my trip to Iceland: My Love Affair with Iceland