Being one of the most famous tourist destination in Iceland, it can be really crowded at times especially during the summer. You can go during the winter, or in the afternoons and evenings of the summer when it’s a little less crowded.
This geothermal spa is frequented by people who want to relax, the cooling waters help some skin illness. Rich minerals like silica and sulfur are abundant in the water making it good for the skin, while the average temperature is 37-39 °C. Silicate is the main cause of the water’s symbolic milky blue color. This lagoon is actually man-made, waters come from the geothermal power plant which is renewed every other day.
Anyone can reach the lagoon by car, tour, bus or taxi; remember that the taxi is the most expensive option to take. Buying tickets online will assure you of a shorter waiting time, take note that students are granted a discount. Entrance fees cost €35 but if you book online it will only cost you €33. At the reception, you’ll receive a bracelet containing a chip, it’s for locking your locker and paying for your drinks. With all the people going in the water, you will tend to feel a little uneasy about the water’s condition, that’s why they made it a rule for everyone to take a bath before and after going into the water.
Like everyone else, you can swim and relax in the warm water, but you can also grab some silica mud and spread it all over your body; the cleanest ones are in the containers. You can also swim closer to the wooden boxes, waters are warmer there since hot waters goes through it. It might cost you, but that relaxation you feel? You won’t get it anywhere else.