The Blue Lagoon in Keflavik – Iceland

The Blue Lagoon in Keflavik town is one of the most exciting destinations for visitors to the country of Iceland. Apart from the geothermal spa, there are other attractions in the area.


The lagoon is twenty minutes away from the KeflavĂ­k International Airport. If you are in the capital Reykjavik, it is a 40 minute drive. The town itself is in the southwest area of the country.

If coming from abroad, you will most likely land at the town’s international airport. You can also get there by bus or taxi. When you get to town, you can explore it on foot.

What to See

The most popular activity here is to swim in the Blue Lagoon in Keflavik. You can make the experience more exciting by applying some silica mud on your body. For many people, the best thing to do is to just relax in the soothing waters of the lagoon. If you prefer warm water, go over to the wood boxes. That is where the warm water is located.

You can also explore some of the caves in the area. You can also relax in the steam baths. An alternative is to relax in the waterfalls.


The lagoon is the result of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant close by. The waters are not only soothing but also said to have healing properties. The minerals in the water are said to be able to cure skin ailments. On the average, the waters have a temperature of 40 C (104 F).


Hotel and guest house rates vary. Some are 15.000kr while others are 1800kr. A tour of the area will start at 122 USD per person.

Other Info

The lagoon has some beauty and skin care products for sale. You can also do some shopping at the stores nearby. You can also get some food and drinks at the restaurants. For some hot dogs and snacks, check out the cafeteria in the vicinity.

When you get to the site, you will be given a bracelet. This has a chip which will be utilized to secure your locker. You must remove your shoes after you enter the area. Showering before going into the water is required. Full instructions will be given at the reception area.

If you are visiting the Blue Lagoon in Keflavik for an extended period, you can find lodging and accommodations in the town. A kilometer from the lagoon is the Northern Lights Inn.