A Visitor Guide to Top Blue Lagoon Iceland Tips

By Aashima

Blue Lagoon Iceland is the most famous attraction in Iceland, with healing and medicinal properties.

Due to this, you will often find it crowded with visitors, which can be an obstacle during your visit to the lagoon.

Below are tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland to ensure an unforgettable trip.

1. Book a full-day trip to Blue Lagoon

Given its popularity, Blue Lagoon tickets are often sold out.

We highly recommend buying them online well in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments.

Also, you can enjoy discounts and offers while surfing online for the lagoon tickets.

You will get a full-day relaxation day with the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tours.

If you are short on time, you can pre-book transportation to the lagoon or Reykjavik.

So, ensure a smooth visit to the Blue Lagoon by booking tickets in advance.

2. How to save money on your trip

There is no doubt that Blue Lagoon is famous and expensive.

But you can get the most out of your trip by staying under budget in several ways.

Here are ways to save money at the lagoon:

  • The silica mud masks are free.
  • Please bring your towel and anti-slip water socks instead of renting them.
  • Drink from the tap, as Iceland’s tap system is the cleanest in the world.
  • Go for the comfort ticket.

Go Early to Avoid Crowds

One of the best Blue Lagoon Iceland tips is to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds.

As it is most crowded in the afternoon, you can visit it as soon as it’s open, or from 6 pm to 7 pm.

You can even visit the lagoon at night to glimpse the Northern lights.

Plus, you can witness the sun setting before the horizon in this “Land of Fire and Ice.”

Upgrade when Necessary

Select the Right Package
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If you are not on a budget and want the best experience during your visit to Blue Lagoon, upgrade your tickets.

The Premium and Retreat Spa packages offer the best facilities that make your trip worth it.

Amenities like float therapy, in-water massage, or entry to a private lagoon are all possible when you upgrade your visit.

Free Silica Mud Masks

Free silica mud masks
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Blue Lagoon is famous for its silica mud, which has numerous skincare benefits.

You will see many people putting white mud masks on their faces.

These mud masks are supplied by a swim-up bar and will work wonders on your skin.

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in a natural silica mud mask during your visit.

The lagoon provides silica mud stations where you can apply the mask to your face and body.

Leave it on for a few minutes, allowing the minerals to work their magic, and then rinse it off.

Your skin will feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterward.

How about you bring your towel

Bringing your own towel and water socks will save you money while visiting Blue Lagoon Iceland.

This way, you don’t need to rent a towel, bathrobe, or slippers.

3. Use hair conditioner

The Blue Lagoon water has high levels of Silica in it, which won’t cause any long-lasting damage to it.

However, it can make your hair stiff and rigid, making it difficult to manage.

So we highly recommend applying and leaving in your conditioner while bathing in the lagoon water.

You can find complimentary conditioner in the shower area.

4. Dress appropriately

Dress appropriately
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It may look like it, but it’s not cold in the Blue Lagoon.

You won’t freeze to death, despite how snowy or windy it is. Instead, it is one of the coldest places to warm up.

The water is almost 40 degrees all year. Hence, while the air might be cold, the water will not.

What to wear: Wear your swimwear or bathing suit and bring a towel. Jewelry should not be worn because the water can damage it. Footwear is also not allowed.

5. Visit Before or After your Flight

Touring Iceland can be tiring, so relaxing in the lagoon’s warm waters is the best way to end your trip.

This is the best tip for visiting Blue Lagoon, as the geothermal spa experience is a rejuvenating way to end your trip.

On the other hand, you can even visit it right after your flight lands in Iceland. Giving your travels a great kickstart.

The lagoon is only 45 minutes from Reykjavik and 20 minutes from the airport. 

You can book an admission transfer ticket if you need transport options to reach Blue Lagoon from the airport.

Or go early and enjoy

Another Blue Lagoon travel tip is to arrive early to avoid the queues and the hordes of tourists.

There might be long lines depending on what time you visit and in which season.

That’s why Blue Lagoon requires visitors to book a time slot for entry to prevent overcrowding. 

You should take 4 hours to thoroughly enjoy the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

6. Check out the geothermal features: 

Check out the geothermal features
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Geothermal fields and volcanic rock formations surround the Blue Lagoon. 

You can take a walk around the lagoon to appreciate these unique features.

Also, you do not need to bring your wallet inside the lagoon. Instead, you will get a digital wristband to open and close your locker.

You can buy the stuff from the bar, reception, or restaurant and pay the bill at the time of leaving. So, do not lose this wristband, and buy your Blue Lagoon tickets now!

7. Try out Blue Lagoon restaurants

If you wish to try out authentic Icelandic cuisine in your dressing robe, then Blue Lagoon is the place for you.

You can try a delicious luxury meal at the famous LAVA or Moss restaurants.

Or, if you are visiting early in the morning, you can taste the savory refreshments at Blue Cafe.

Learn about all the Blue Lagoon restaurants here.

8. More Blue Lagoon Iceland Tips:

There are some more that you can add to your Blue Lagoon travel tips list for a worry-free spa experience:

Use a waterproof phone case: If you want to take photos in the lagoon, bring a waterproof phone case to protect your phone from water damage.

Mind the kids: Children under 2 are not allowed in the Blue Lagoon, and children under 8 must wear floaties or armbands. 

Parents or guardians should always supervise their children while in the water.

Avoid getting water in your eyes: The Blue Lagoon’s water can irritate your eyes, so it’s recommended to wear goggles or avoid submerging your head.

Enjoy the silica mud mask: It provides a complimentary silica mud mask that you can apply to your face and body. It is believed to have skin-softening properties.

Follow the rules: The Blue Lagoon has rules in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors. Follow these rules and respect the staff for an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Fun Fact: Is Blue Lagoon Manmade? Yes, the water in the Blue Lagoon results from runoff from the power plant next door. However, the lava around it is natural. You can read more such facts about Blue Lagoon here.

9. Blue Lagoon Iceland hair tips

Mineral-rich water can be hard on your hair, so here are a few complimentary tips to protect them

Protect your hair from the minerals: The mineral-rich waters of Blue Lagoon can leave your hair dry and brittle. 

Protect your hair by applying a leave-in conditioner or coconut oil before entering the lagoon.

Rinse your hair after swimming: Rinse your hair with fresh water to remove any excess minerals or salt that may have accumulated. 

This will help prevent damage and keep your hair looking healthy.

Don’t use shampoo: Using shampoo can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, use the complimentary conditioner provided in the shower area.

Tie up your hair: It’s a good idea to tie or braid your long hair before entering the lagoon. This will help prevent tangling and damage from the water.

Use a hair mask: The Blue Lagoon also offers a complimentary algae mask to apply to your hair after swimming. This mask is rich in nutrients and can help restore your hair’s natural shine and softness.

10. What to bring to Blue Lagoon

Below is the list of items you should bring with you for your trip to Blue Lagoon:

  • Swimwear: to enter the sauna
  • Sunglasses: to avoid sharp sunlight
  • Camera: to click amazing pictures 
  • Waterproof Case: A must
  • Hairbrush: to set your hairs
  • Water bottle: to save money
  • Slippers: or anti-water socks
  • Towel: optional to save money
  • Deodorant: to smell good after a bath

Moreover, you do not need to bring shampoo and conditioner.

Blue Lagoon Iceland will also provide you with those for free, along with Blow dryers.


How do I prepare for Blue Lagoon?

To prepare for your visit to Blue Lagoon, you need to carry the following things:

Hair Brush
Clarifying shampoo
Waterproof phone case
Flip flops
Change of clothes
Hair tie
Bathing suits

How much time do you need at Blue Lagoon?

You spend 2 to 3 hours at Blue Lagoon to spend a reasonable amount of time at the attraction.

If you love relaxing and indulging in the warm water, you can easily spend four hours here.

There is no time restriction at the lagoon, as your ticket allows you to visit for an entire day.

What should I wear to Blue Lagoon?

You can wear a T-shirt and shorts as a swimsuit at Blue Lagoon.

Or you can rent a swimsuit at the lagoon for ISK 800 ($6), while bathrobes can be rented for ISK 1500 ($12).

Can I bring my phone to Blue Lagoon?

You can bring your phone to visit Blue Lagoon, but at your own risk.

As no phone station is available at the lagoon, carry a waterproof case for your mobiles.

Or you can keep your phone in your private lockers.

Should I put my hair in the Blue Lagoon?

The Silica in the water can make your hair stiff and hard, so leave a conditioner on when visiting Blue Lagoon.

Also, avoid immersing your hair for too long in the water, even with the conditioner.

Just as you exit the lagoon, rinse your hair with fresh water.

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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.