The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most visited landmark. Situated approximately 12 miles from the Keflavík International Airport and 24 miles from Reykjavík.
This amazing geothermal spa is located in the Reykjanes peninsula near the town of Grindavík. Its location among the lava fields and beautiful scenery with steam caused by the temperature difference between the water and the environment makes of this spot an extraordinary natural spectacle.
The Blue Lagoon has a unique ecosystem that was globally recognized by experts for its medicinal and healing properties. The water has a pleasant average temperature of 98-102 ° F. Even the lagoon’s mud is rich in minerals like silica and sulfur which are good primarily for the treatment of psoriasis. The Blue Lagoon was voted by Conde Nast’s Traveller as the best spa resort in the world in the last 5 consecutive years.
The best thing about it is that it is only a forty minute drive from the beautiful city of Reykjavik where amazing restaurants and great hotels wait for you. The Borg Hotel for instance combines old-time elegance with modern style in the center of Iceland’s capital. The four star Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, is conveniently located within walking distance of variety of restaurants, businesses, souvenir shops, art galleries and specialty shops. The hotel’s 56 rooms and suites, with Art Deco style throughout, are elegantly appointed yet offer an extensive array of modern amenities.
Another great option is Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik. This historic hotel stands in the center of Reykjavik, only a short distance from many of the city’s most popular attractions. The 88 rooms and suites, designed in elegant neutral colors, feature amenities like video-on-demand and Free high-speed, wireless Internet, while the on-site restaurant serves fresh international dishes made with local produce. Guests can also take advantage of a well-equipped fitness center and business center and three modern meeting rooms.
Our last recommendation is the 101 hotel, a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. This elegant hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge and other amenities such as a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. A luxurious basement gym and spa with a steam bath and jacuzzi allows you to completely unwind and relax. In-room massage also available. We have stayed in these other hotels members of Design Hotels Chain in other European cities you will not regret it.
Iceland is geysers, mountains, whale sightseeing excursions, volcanoes, warm and friendly people and much more. Be prepared to be WOWED by Iceland and its beauty. We loved it and so will you.
I love the photo of the 4 heads! I was too afraid to get the water on my hair to try :)