As one of the most popular activities close to Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon tours are a great way to see a unique manmade feature of Iceland’s remarkable geological landscape.
Formed when a geothermal power plant opened nearby, the Blue Lagoon has become a fantastic outdoor spa located amid the jagged black rocks of a lava field. Many tours and excursions from Reykjavik are available, some exclusively to the Blue Lagoon, while others include it as part of a larger tour that takes in more of the remarkable natural landmarks in the region. Here are some of the best Blue Lagoon tours and excursions from Reykjavik.
Blue Lagoon Entrance Package with Towel and Drink
You don’t even need to bring your own towel for this all-encompassing tour to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik. The two-hour trip is a great way to get closer to Iceland’s geological power through the heated, mineral-rich pools, set in beautiful surroundings. One of the great things about this spot are the swim-up bars, and you can get one drink on the house as part of your tour fee here, including alcoholic beverages. Multiple daily departures are available. From $88 per person.
Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Small Group Tour
Blue Lagoon trips are often included in a larger tour itinerary including some of the other magnificent natural wonders of western Iceland. For example, this tour takes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, visits geysers like Strokkur, and Gullfoss Waterfall, then winds up at the Blue Lagoon. Here, you can soak your muscles in the geothermal baths. However, the entry fee to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the tour price. Daily departures. From $105 per person.
Golden Circle Tour with Blue Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik
For a tour that visits all of the above highlights, and includes your entry ticket to the Blue Lagoon (plus a mud-mask and a drink from the swim-up bar) there’s this 13-hour trip from Reykjavik. The itinerary allows for plenty of time in each location, including a restful three hours in the mineral-rich natural pools of the Blue Lagoon towards the end of the day. It’s the ideal way to unwind after an active circuit of the geothermal springs, geysers and waterfalls of Iceland. From $175 per person.