We spent all day at the Blue Lagoon. We later stayed at an Airbnb in Reykjavik.
What you need to know about the Blue Lagoon:
You will need to book a reservation ...and you need to book one in advance. That is a relatively new rule that unfortunately many tourists don't know about (therefore they miss an opportunity to experience the Blue Lagoon on their trip). There are two lagoons - the Blue Lagoon and Myvatn Nature Baths in the north of Iceland. Myvatn is about half the ticket price as the Blue Lagoon and is wayyy less crowded than the Blue Lagoon (which is a major plus!). However, Myvatn doesn’t have the silicon mud masks or a swim-up bar in the middle of the lagoon. In our opinion, we still enjoyed the Blue Lagoon more than Myvatn, even though it was more expensive.
Sites and GPS Coordinates:
Blue Lagoon - 63.8804° N, 22.4495° W
Our last tip is really important: BE SAFE.We cannot stress this enough. Mother Nature is a BEAST and because of this, Iceland can certainly be a dangerous place to explore. Not all locations have roped off “safe areas” or safety information signs, and much of Iceland is still treated as “enter at your own risk” That’s something that the country is working on improving, but overall, know and understand the risks at hand and use your very best judgement.
We are a part of a private Icelandic group on Facebook that is used to communicate/inform/discuss witnessed dangerous or traumatic incidents, injuries, and even deaths involving visiting tourists in Iceland (in efforts to improve/provide more safety for future visiting tourists and reduce the number of reported incidences). And it breaks our hearts to see people experience such epic tragedies.
The rules and regulations in Iceland are by far the most practical and sensible rules that we have ever witnessed anywhere, ever. And take our word for it - As the types who always joked that “rules are just suggestions” and having a grand personal track record of being rule breakers, ourselves - we have never seen a need to break any rules in Iceland. They all make perfect sense and should be followed. So please: obey the speed limits, don’t go past the roped off areas, don’t ignore warning signs, and enter everywhere you go with caution and careful judgement.The perfect instagram shot IS NOT WORTH YOUR LIFE.
Otherwise, we wish you all the absolute best trip ever!!! If you have any other questions or if there was something we didn’t cover here in this blog, feel free to shoot us a message on instagram! We are always down to chat all things Iceland and would absolutely love to connect with more awesome adventurers and follow all your epic travels on the ‘Gram! ;)