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 while on a short break in the Icelandic capital city. 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 people first head to Reykjavik on arrival to the country, and the Icelandic capital city is the main base from which tour operators run trips to the Blue Lagoon. While many tours and excursions are available, the majority of them include the Blue Lagoon as part of a larger tour that also takes in some of the other remarkable landmarks in the region. Here are some of the best Blue Lagoon tours and excursions from Reykjavik.
From: €119/per person
Taking in some of Iceland’s most popular sights, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, this tour is a great full day trip that provides a great introduction to the geological marvel that is Iceland. The tour visits geysers like Strokkur, which erupts around 10 times an hour. Gullfoss waterfall is another highlight of the tour, before winding up at the Blue Lagoon to soak your muscles in the geothermal baths. The entry fee to the Blue Lagoon, as with many of the tours from Reykjavik, is not included in the tour price.
From €110/ per person
Another competing tour with a similarly eclectic itinerary, this tour lasts around 11 hours and takes in the Kerid volcanic crater, which is filled with milky pale blue water and has dark volcanic rock slopes, Gullfoss waterfall, one of the finest of many across Iceland, and the Thingvellir National Park, where a number of geothermal processes can be witnessed. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, as the tour winds its way to the Blue Lagoon, where you must pay an additional fee for entry, but where towels and shower gel are provided. Travellers will have a couple of hours to soak in the geothermal waters before returning to Reykjavik.
From €186/ per person
With the entry ticket to the Blue Lagoon often costing around €60, a good alternative option is to pay for the combination package, that covers the costs of the tour and the entry fee. This tour is a good option for those with plenty of stamina. The 14-hour day-trip allows for extra time in many of the locations, as well as a return to Reykjavik for an hour for people to take a shower and gather their swimming costumes before heading to the mineral-rich natural pools of the Blue Lagoon.