FOLLOW WILLY COSMO AS HE EXPLORES THE HEALING WATERS OF THE WORLD
JOE: Well, this place is about as far out as it gets. It felt like we were on one of Jupiters moons or something. A mostly barren, volcanic rocky landscape and then these giant, glorious turquoise blue waters surround the alien surroundings. Welcome to the Blue Lagoon, folks! Not only that but you check in and are given this wristband that becomes your locker key and your credit/money as you scan that at the cafe or bar area our in the water. Like I said, this place is a trip. Deemed one of the 25 wonders of the world, I can understand why it has been given this title. It is really quite an awesome place to visit. It's a bit pricey (50 Euros for basic entry) but well worth checking out just for the sheer uniqueness of the experience. There are a lot of cool areas to check out at this place, the geothermal water is heated at a few different areas in the giant pool so you can get different varying degrees of heated water depending where you are in the water. There are also a couple spots where you can take some of the natural forming silica mud that is this goopy white sludge that you can make into a mud mask that dries and cakes off like chalk. Definitely give that a shot when you're there. There are some saunas and a couple sun decks both inside and out and this neat little cave area that you can swim into that has a video and audio giving some of the history of the geothermal waters and Iceland as well.
We actually traveled to the Blue Lagoon twice on our trip as we had scheduled an overnight stay at the front and back side of our European honeymoon, we even went fancy and stayed at the Northern Light Inn which was right down the road from the Blue Lagoon on the tail end of our trip. It was a nice enough hotel but to be honest, it was WAY out of our normal price range and I think in the future we'd stay at a more affordable lodging. With that noted, it was nice enough and they have a nice restaurant in the Hotel called Max's that serves traditional local Icelandic fare and it was quite tasty (though also on the pricey side). The last morning we were on the island, before we were to head out to the airport for our flight back to the good ol' US of A, I took one of my early morning strolls and that was awesome. I spotted one of the coolest flowers I've ever seen in my life, made a rock structure on the edge of the lagoon waters, and didn't pass another person in the hour and a half I was out walking.
This is an amazing place to go and check out and as has been said above, if you find yourself so lucky as to be on the amazing and far out island of Iceland, you may want to go and see this place and experience it's waters for yourself. Though I do wish to conclude with the fact that upon further investigation as to what the island has to offer in the form of good soaking destinations, you can get way more bang for your buck at numerous other places both nearby and strewn throughout the entire island. So, that is something to consider. Now that we've been there, if and when we go back, we'll go to other places instead for sure.
Negombo Thermal Gardens
Aphrodite Thermal Gardens
Saturnia Thermal Springs
Bonneville Hot Springs
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ~ Iceland
Blue Lagoon ~ Iceland
Breitenbush Hot Springs
Water of the Gods ~ Norris Hot Springs
Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths
Mundo Hot Springs
Crystal Hot Springs