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Blue Lagoon

240 GrindavĂ­k | Official website
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  • Type: Natural Wonders, Spas
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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About 30 miles southwest of Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions. This geothermal mineral spa gives off an almost otherworldly look with azure-colored water and steam rising from its surface. The attraction receives somewhere around 700,000 annual visitors. For a little perspective, that's about double the country's entire population.

When you arrive you're given a locker key, in which you can deposit your valuables and superfluous clothing. Next, you can help yourself to the buckets of silica mud, which is said to condition and exfoliate the skin. And then you can hop into the about 100 degree (Fahrenheit) lagoon to soak. Spa treatments cost extra. Recent visitors describe the experience as magical and well worth the steep price. 

In the summer, Blue Lagoon is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; the rest of the year, it's open abbreviated hours. The basic admittance fee costs $40 to $60 USD (depending on when you visit), but you can save some coin by booking in advance online. For more information, visit the Blue Lagoon's official website

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