However, the Blue Lagoon was by far my favourite tourist attraction. It’s almost impossible to read any travel piece about Iceland without hearing about the Blue Lagoon. It’s by far the most popular tourist attraction, and for good reason.
Before my trip, I was mildly skeptical of the Blue Lagoon after reading reviews about the nightmares people faced in the locker rooms, how they thought it was overrated and how bad the water is for your hair. However, we still decided to go. The Blue Lagoon is, after all, Iceland’s top tourist attraction and it would be something I deeply regretted if I’d gone to Iceland and hadn’t visited the hot spring.
When you visit the Blue Lagoon, there are four packages to choose from. The standard package starts from 6100kr (roughly £43), progressing to the luxury package, which costs 53000 (£372). We decided to go for the comfort package, which included the use of a towel, free drink of your choice and an algae face mask, along with a silica mud mask, which is included in the standard package as well.
We arrived half an hour prior to when we booked and were allowed entry immediately. We were given our towels and shown the direction of the locker rooms. In the woman’s locker room, there’s only one changing cubical provided and it can be extremely difficult to gain access to when the locker room’s busy. If you don’t feel comfortable stripping off in front of everyone, I’d recommend changing into your bikini or swimming costume beforehand.
After changing, you walk through the shower room. There are signs telling you to shower without your bikini before entering the lagoon although no one’s going to tell you off if you leave your bikini on. There are also a few cubicles to shower in.
When you leave the changing rooms, you’re taken into the entrance/meeting room of the blue lagoon. Here, you can either be brave and head straight out into the cold air and down the main entrance of the blue lagoon, or you can walk down a small slope into the water, which is inside the building, leading to a door which takes you outside so that you don’t get cold. I think it’s obvious which option I chose.
Next, we headed over to the bar. Surprisingly, the prices of the bar weren’t too expensive (when you’re used to London prices, anyway). After seeing a few people with slushes, I was craving one by the time I got to the bar so I chose that as my drink of choice.