I saved the best for last - The Blue Lagoon. After these past few days of exploration, my muscles sorely needed a good soak in this geothermal spa. Regardless of what package you get, you definitely want to get your money's worth.
I reserved my visit to The Blue Lagoon on my very last day in Iceland. It was the perfect way to end an adventurous trip. From Reykjavik, it's a 45-60 minute bus ride to The Blue Lagoon. Since I was flying out later that afternoon, I booked my reservation as early as possible - 8AM.
If you're someone who needs to decompress after a flight, making The Blue Lagoon your first stop in Iceland instead of your last is also a great option. It's only 15-20 minutes away from Keflavik airport by bus.
When I arrived to the lagoon's entrance, I was greeted by this heavenly view. If only every day could start like this. The queue to enter was short since it was the middle of winter and painfully cold at 7:45AM. I was assigned a locker, took a quick rinse and gingerly stepped outside in the blistering cold in my bikini.
I wasted no time and made a bee line to the algae stand located off to the side of the main lagoon. Looking like Clayface, I hopped in and out of the water to stay warm as I attempted to explore the other parts of The Blue Lagoon. I had the place mostly to myself for about two hours before more visitors started arriving.
Reserve your visit before you arrive in Iceland
Book your entry time as early as possible (ideally before 10am)
Condition your hair as the water can be damaging
Some areas of the lagoon are hotter than others, but not as hot as The Secret Lagoon
As I watched the clock in the lagoon slow tick towards my departure time, I reluctantly hoisted myself out of the water and looked back at the view - a vibrant blue steaming spa surrounded by snow capped mountains. I wish I could have lingered, but when the temperature is single digit it's hard to hold out in a wet bikini. Thanks for the memories, Iceland.