During my first trip to Iceland, the Blue Lagoon was one of my favourite places. With its milky blue water, the steam rising into the cold air, and location in black lava fields, the setting is otherworldy. Below, is my favourite photo that I've ever taken, during my February 2015 visit. The bridges and lights only add to the magical ambiance!
I think it is hard to take a bad photograph of the Blue Lagoon. Even with a wall of glass between us, it still looks cool!
And, the blurriness here only enhances the fairytale-esque quality.
When I first arrived to Iceland this year, the Blue Lagoon was closed for renovations. The only differences I noticed are that the showers in the locker room now have individual stalls for showering and that the wooden boxes to get silica mud for face masks have been replaced with a counter where real, live people distribute the masks. There is still construction at the Blue Lagoon, as they are in the process of building a new hotel.
Since the Blue Lagoon's re-opening, I've gone twice. They have a clever system where your wristband is also your locker key and you can charge purchases at the swim up bar (in my case, skyr smoothies) on the wristband as well.
The Blue Lagoon is touristy and expensive, but the experience is definitely worth it!
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