How to Get to Blue Lagoon: By Bus, Car, Tour

By Aashima

The Blue Lagoon is a luxurious geothermal spa in southwest Iceland.

It is located five kilometers (3.1 miles) from Grindavik, right in front of Mount Þorbjörn on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Blue Lagoon location: Norðurljósavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland

GPS Coordinates: 63.8804° N, 22.4495° W

The lagoon in the heart of UNESCO Geopark is 20 minutes from Keflavík Airport and 50 minutes from Reykjavík.

You can easily access Blue Lagoon via bus, car, or organized transfer tours by the main highway.

You can take the Reykjanesbraut (Highway 41) to Grindavíkurvegur (Highway 43) and follow the signs to reach the attraction.

Don’t worry, as parking at the site is free for visitors.

Blue Lagoon Location Map

Getting to Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

A popular way of getting to Blue Lagoon is from Reykjavik.

There are three ways you can cover the 45-minute distance conveniently:

By Bus

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to reach Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik is by bus.

From the Reykjavik city center, walk for ten minutes to find the bus BSI terminal.

The bus leaves every hour, from morning until late afternoon. The journey takes about 50 minutes.

You can book your seats on the bus online or offline via Reykjavik excursions.

By Taxi

The most convenient transport option is hiring a taxi from Reykjavik to Blue Lagoon.

Usually, the taxi hiring price for this distance will be approximately ISK 35,000 ($265).

By Car

You can drive or rent a car in Reykjavik to reach Blue Lagoon and cover this 45-minute journey.

This convenient option allows you to experience Reykjavik at your own leisurely pace.

There are many car rental options you can find throughout the city.

How to Get to Blue Lagoon Iceland from the Airport (Keflavik)

Airport (Keflavik)

The distance between Keflavik Airport and Blue Lagoon Iceland is about 15 miles (23 km).

Many visitors travel from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon, as it only takes a 20-minute drive to cover the distance.

Moreover, renting a car from the Icelandic airport is relatively easy.

Here are some more ways you can cover the distance between the airport and Blue Lagoon:

By Car

Driving from the airport to the lagoon takes about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.

You can rent a car at the airport and enter the GPS coordinates or destination, Blue Lagoon, for directions.

Right after driving for 6.2 miles (10 km), you will have road signs directing you to the lagoon.

So don’t worry, even if you are lost, you can simply follow the road signs to reach the famous attraction comfortably.

By Shuttle Bus

You can also take a shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon if you are not driving.

You can spot the buses right outside the airport, offering a convenient ride to the attraction.

By Taxi

The simplest way to reach the lagoon is by hiring a taxi.

The journey will cost approximately ISK 9783 ($72) due to its proximity.

How to get to Blue Lagoon from Vik Iceland

How to get to Blue Lagoon from Vik Iceland

The distance between Vik Iceland and Blue Lagoon is about 315 miles (218 km).

If you drive to cover the distance, it will take approximately two hours and 52 minutes.

Here are some ways to cover this distance:

By Bus and Car

Due to the distance, you will need to transfer between two modes of transportation to reach Blue Lagoon.

First, from Vik Iceland, take bus 51 to Selfoss. This will take about one hour and 45 minutes.

After getting down at Selfoss, you will need to hire a car or taxi, or you can even rent a car.

Drive to Blue Lagoon for another hour and 14 minutes by following GPS directions and road signs.

By Car

To avoid the hassle of changing buses, you can directly drive to Blue Lagoon from Vik Iceland.

This is a convenient way of enjoying the Icelandic roads at your own pace while grasping the beautiful views.

Parking at Blue Lagoon

Parking at Blue Lagoon

Most visitors opt to drive to Blue Lagoon, which is a more efficient choice.

But the question arises: Where will you park your car while visiting the lagoon?

Blue Lagoon has free parking services for visitors in front of the reception area.

Bus Transfers for Blue Lagoon

Bus Transfer To Blue Lagoon

Get the opportunity to travel to Blue Lagoon effortlessly with shuttle buses readily available at Reykjavik city center.

These shuttle buses run every hour from 7 am (winter) or 6 am (summer) until the evening.

Riding on these buses is easy. Check the timetable at its official site and then book your seat.

This is great if you are traveling alone with your partner, but if you are a small group, you can go for Blue Lagoon admission bus transfer options.

These tickets are unique, with a convenient transfer option and Blue Lagoon admission tickets.

For instance, with the Blue Lagoon bus transfer ticket, you get a guide, comfortable seating in an AC bus, and free WiFi services.

Moreover, depending on your accommodation or location, you can be picked up from Reykjavik or Keflavik airport.

But with Blue Lagoon admission and bus transfer tickets, you get a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned bus.

Along with options for Blue Lagoon admission tickets, you can choose between the comfort and premium packages, whichever suits you.

Day Tours to Blue Lagoon

Group tour to blue lagoon

Day tours are a great way to travel to Blue Lagoon without the hassle or stress of transportation.

You can tour other attractions near Blue Lagoon while traveling comfortably in an air-conditioned bus.

Tour with a local expert guide and get exciting facilities like WiFi services, hotel pick-up and drop-offs, and more.

For instance, in the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon small group tour, you get a comfort package, hotel pick-ups, and entry to Kerid Crater.

Moreover, in a comfortable minibus, you get to visit two of the best attractions in Iceland.

But if you wish to do something more thrilling, you can try the Lava Tunnel and Blue Lagoon tours.

You can visit the inside of an active lava tunnel with helmets, flashlights, and a tour guide—all included in the tour.

With the comfort package for Blue Lagoon, relieve all your stress and tiredness of the day.

From the Entrance to Blue Lagoon

You have reached the Blue Lagoon entrance, but what happens after that?

Here are all the steps you need to take to enter the lagoon’s warm waters.

Cross the Path
Walk the Path

You will see a path in front of you after reaching the entrance, parking your car, or getting off the bus.

Walk on the path that cuts through the lava for about 100 meters.

After crossing the path, you will cross the reception and ticket area.

Present your Ticket

Reception and Tickets

Upon presenting your tickets at the counter, you will receive an electronic plastic bracelet.

This bracelet is linked to your credit/debit cards.

You can access the locker and make purchases using the bracelet inside the lagoon.

Showers and Changing Rooms

You will have to shower naked before entering the pool.

Walking towards the changing rooms, you will be allocated a cubicle to shower and freshen up.

After that, you will receive towels, robes, and slippers, depending on your package.

Dry yourself and wear your swimwear to prepare to swim in the lagoon.

Towel Hook and Dipping in the Lagoon

After you are ready, head towards the central lagoon’s entrance and find a hook to hang your towel.

Once done, take steps towards the lagoon and dip into paradise.


Where is Blue Lagoon located?

Blue Lagoon is situated in the southwest of Iceland.

It is located near a lava field, 5 km from Grindavik, and in front of Mount Þorbjörn on Reykjanes Peninsula.

How do you get to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik?

A transfer bus is the best way to reach Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik.

You can even rent a car and drive to the lagoon at a leisurely pace by following road signs and GPS navigation.

Another easy option to reach Blue Lagoon is via full-day tours.

How far is Blue Lagoon from Vik Iceland?

Blue Lagoon and Vik Iceland are located at 315 miles (218 km).
It takes approximately two hours and 52 minutes to cover this distance.

How do you get to Blue Lagoon Iceland from a cruise port?

You can take a bus from the closest bus stop to the cruise port and reach Blue Lagoon.

After getting down at the dock in Reykjavik, the nearest bus stop is Tryggvagata, from where you can reach the lagoon.

How to get to Blue Lagoon Iceland from the airport?

You can take a bus from the Bus BSI terminal at Keflavik Iceland Airport.
You can hire a taxi outside the airport to avoid taking a bus.

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