The first thing that hit me when I got off the bus at the Blue Lagoon was the smell of sulphur.
My friend Kate and I had headed directly to the Blue Lagoon from Keflavik airport when we landed at lunchtime and plunged straight in:
Our day wasn’t the typical experience at the Blue Lagoon as it was in the middle of a snow storm…. So not the tranquil relaxing floating around that you see in most pictures.
Kate posing whilst dry – I quickly dove into the water as it was 2 degrees outside and pelting with hard snow.
This isn’t a great picture – you can see we can only just keep our eyes open into the wind and you can see the neon clad ‘lifeguard’ in the back.
We paddled around the lagoon keeping our bodies in the 38 degree water as much as possible and covering our exposed ears when the wind got too much. We managed to find the mud bar and get a silicia mud face pack:
Yes that’s a grimace – I had to get out of the water to take this selfie and you really don’t want to hang around wet in a snow storm!
The lagoon was created using the off run from the local geothermal power plant and the natural silica mud clogs up the rocks and creates the lagoon. But apparently it’s good for your skin!
We also managed to find the waterfall, steam cave and swim up bar – where we sheltered from the storm and tried the local beer – Gull.
View from the relaxation area inside
The one time to get the view without hordes of people – you can’t really see the lapping waves from the wind!
We booked our trip from the UK directly with Grayline – for approx. £48 you get the transfer from the airport, the classic (ie basic) entry and the transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik.
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