If you spend any time on pinterest, you're likely to have seen snapshots of this place and for good reason! The fog coming off of the water provides some pretty beautiful photos. Nearby the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal power plant (most of Iceland runs off geothermal power) and after it's done with the hot water, it's channeled into the Blue Lagoon. This keeps the water at a deliciously warm 100 degrees. All around the lagoon there are buckets of silica that you can slather onto your face for a nice face mask (and of course you can then buy it, which yessss, I did, and no, I don't regret it!)
After spending an entire afternoon there, I can guarantee you it's a must do activity in Iceland and one that you won't regret (or forget!)
|everyone looks great in the fog of the Lagoon!|
|view from the top of the visitor center|
Geothermal spas can be found all over Iceland. It seemed like every town we passed by had an amazing pool that was heated by geothermal energy. Many tours offer stops at the different spas around Iceland
|Fontana Spa in Laugarvatn|
- your hair will get WRECKED. my hair was utterly dry, knotty, and overall destroyed for days after I went. I highly suggest some leave in conditioner and if it all possible, keep your hair out of the water!
- you have to get naked. this goes for both the spa's we visited. At the Blue Lagoon, there are personal showers if you want to wait in line, but at Fontana it was a shower room where everyone showered together
- during high season (June - August) it's $54 per person to get in
- there is a bar in the lagoon (~$10/drink)
- there is a corner reserved for people getting massages, you better believe if I hadn't just spent $50 to walk in the door I would have done it!