Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights from Reykjavik

By Aashima

One of Iceland’s most beautiful wonders is the Blue Lagoon, your ultimate destination.

It offers the splendor of natural elements and the luxury of utmost relaxation. 

The naturally heated milky blue water of Blue Lagoon, which is rich in silica and sulfur, possesses a healing property that rejuvenates the skin.

Set in stunning surroundings, the Blue Lagoon offers a splendid view of the dazzling Northern Lights on a clear night.

The indescribable feeling of witnessing this heavenly occurrence while surrounded by soothing water is hard to beat.

You can experience long-lasting euphoria during your Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Tour.

So why wait? Plan your journey with our exciting packages to have an unforgettable experience.

Trips to Iceland Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights  

Why choose the Blue Lagoon tour to experience the light show? We are sure you know that the Aurora Borealis can be seen from different parts of Iceland.

And you can get a good view of the Northern Lights from other places, but what makes Iceland an incredible spot to watch the worldly light show?

Well, the Blue Lagoon’s perfect location, open space availability, and perfectly heated mineral-rich water are a great combination!

The artistic fusion of these three things enhances your experience. 

Its position in the Auroral Zone makes the Blue Lagoon one of the favorite places for visitors to see the Northern Lights. 

In addition, less pollution makes the sky exceptionally clear, giving you a detailed view of the Northern Lights.

Combining these two makes a perfect holiday getaway, where your heart is filled with excitement and your body experiences soothing warm water. 

This place is the perfect getaway to experience a serene ambiance and stunning views.

The Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Tour offers this unforgettable holiday experience.

Best time to visit to see the Northern Lights

The best season to witness the Northern Lights is the winter season. 

October to March are the ideal months to experience this celestial event because the nights are long.

Giving you more time to instill the image of blue, green, and purple streaks of light in your mind and heart. 

These months can be perfect for the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Day tour.

The Northern Lights can be seen as early as mid-August if the weather conditions are suitable.

However, if you ask us the best months to visit, we would say December and January.

These months offer the longest nights, stretching to 10-20 hours.

Therefore, it gives you better chances to immerse yourself in the warm, milky water while a captivating display of lights in the sky hypnotizes you.

If you visit this place during the summer, you will witness the ethereal Midnight Sun, as the nights during the summer season are blessed with bright lights. 

When it comes to the best time of day to see the Northern Lights, we recommend you visit in the evening during the winter season.

Here’s a tip: The site’s opening hours change according to the season, so check them once before planning your trip. Learn more about Blue Lagoon’s opening hours by reading the article here.

Best Route for the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights

If you are on a Northern Lights tour, taking the route from Reykjavik is the best way possible.

The distance between the Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik is 31 miles (47 km), and the car will take you to the Blue Lagoon in around 45 minutes.

So if you are on the Northern Lights tour, it will be easier for you to arrive.

Also, Keflavik Airport is only 14 miles (22 km) from the Blue Lagoon and takes around fifteen minutes to drive.

The short distance makes it easier for visitors to visit and enjoy a natural spa.

You can also hike at Meradalir Volcano and explore the lava landscapes. 

Best time to see Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights

The Blue Lagoon Iceland is among the world’s ten best spas, attracting many visitors.

It is open year-round, so deciding when to visit this fantastic place is up to you.

If you wish to experience the Northern Lights, we recommend you visit in the evening during the winter.

Visiting this place during the summer, you will witness the ethereal Midnight Sun, as the nights during the summer season are blessed with bright lights. 

We highly recommend you book your Blue Lagoon tour in advance because it offers a limited number of tickets at a time. 

This policy prevents the lagoon from overcrowding and enhances visitors’ relaxing experiences. 

Book your Blue Lagoon tour in Iceland and experience the stunning light shows.

Best places to stay in the Blue Lagoon

Best places to stay in the Blue Lagoon
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You can stay at several luxury hotels after an amazing day at the Blue Lagoon.

These two hotels are the closest to the Blue Lagoon:

  • Retreat at Blue Lagoon
  • Silica Hotel

You can also find the best hotels in Grindavik, the nearest town to the Blue Lagoon:

  • Northern Light Inn
  • Aurora Hotel
  • Harbour View Cottages Grindavik

FAQs 

Are the Northern Lights always visible during the winter?

Depending on the weather conditions, you can have a fantastic winter view of the Northern Lights from the Blue Lagoon. We recommend you check the weather forecast.

What is the temperature of the water in the Blue Lagoon?

The water temperature is 98-104° F (37- 40°C).

Is the water of the Blue Lagoon Iceland clean?

The waters in the Blue Lagoon get renewed every 48 hours, making the water immaculate and free from harmful chemicals.

Why is the color of the water milky blue in the Blue Lagoon?

The water gets its blue color from its high silica content.

Featured Image: Bluelagoon.com

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Aashima is an avid traveler who seeks out thrills and lives a simple, peaceful life. Bright clear skies are her calling.