Best of the Blue Lagoon Iceland

What to know before you go to Iceland's most popular attraction

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is the most popular attraction in the country, attracting an average of 2,000 guests a day and up to 5,000 guests in peak summer months. The Blue Lagoon is such an essential part of a visit to Iceland that there's even a Blue Lagoon shuttle bus that will take guests from their hotels in Reykjavik to the airport—with a two-hour geothermal spa stop in between. It's an ideal way to prepare for the long flight home.

In 2016, visitors will actually be able to overnight at the Blue Lagoon itself. A five-star resort, with a private geothermal spa, is currently in the works. 

As you might have learned from our webisode about Icelandic elves (watch it here), many Icelanders have a certain respect for fairies, elves, trolls and other "nature spirits." To that end, when planning the construction of the hotel, the Blue Lagoon consulted an elf medium who communicated with the supernatural creatures and ensured that it was safe to build the Blue Lagoon hotel on their turf. Thankfully, for all of us, the elves gave their stamp of approval.

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