29/06/2018

Picture Perfect Blue Lagoon!


My dirty secret is that whilst I lived in Iceland I did not explore it at all. Yes, you read that right. I did not even go to the Blue Lagoon. It is nearby Keflavik so around 50km from Reykjavik (40-50min). What could be a better way to spend a sunny afternoon than relaxing in Iceland's famous geothermal spa after exploring breath taking waterfalls?

Before you jump straight into the water you should take a shower. In Iceland nudity is not a big thing so you will be expected to take a shower naked. Because it is not a big deal you will also see quite a few naked people in the changing rooms. If it makes you more comfortable I would suggest walking in your towel to the shower cubical and leaving your towel on the doors.

Anyway with this part behind us and a swimming suit on we are going straight into the water!

This is something you want to remember: do not get your hair wet in the Blue Lagoon. Avoid my mistakes and save yourself a lot of hassle and bad hair days that you want to probably reduce to the minimum during your holidays. Especially if you travel light as I do and did not take a deeply moisturising hair mask. Silica and sulphur are fantastic to make your skin smooth, but it dries out your hair like there’s no tomorrow. Conveniently there are big one litre bottles of conditioner in the changing room but if there is one piece of advice I can give to you is to avoid wetting your hair at all costs.

As a part of my entry ticket I also took advantage of their famous silica face mask. Fresh and clear skin, yes please! You can get it in a shop later.

If you are more skilled in cute selfies than I am I would suggest taking a photo before the silica mask dries otherwise you will end up looking like this.

The Blue Lagoon also has a bar. You can pay with your wristband at the time of ordering and then settle the bill as you are leaving.

One thing to know is that the water in the Blue Lagoon is from the geothermal plant nearby. Surprised? I was but it does make sense when you think how unpredictable the water temperature could be otherwise. The unique shape of pool has been created naturally.

Who’s ready to see the Northern Lights whilst enjoying the silica mask and some wine in the Blue Lagoon?

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  1. No exploring in Iceland! It looks like a dream place to explore! That’s interesting that Silica and sulphur work wonders on skin but are essentially Voldemort for the hair, would not think something that makes your hair dry would make your skin soft though!

    One thing I genuinely can’t wait for is to travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sahara, thank you for your comment! It is a Voldemort for the hair! It's absolutely a no go. When are you going to Iceland? Love, Iga

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  2. I've always wanted to go to Blue Lagoon. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for the advice! xx

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    1. Hi Laura, hopefully you will have a chance to visit! Especially if you love relaxing time in water. Love, Iga

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  3. Reading this has not helped tame my travel fever at all haha this sounds like such a fab place, I would love to just chill in the blue lagoon with a drink in hand, what an experience. So glad you touched on the hair thing as I'm very much one of those people who doesn't give a damn and just sticks their head in the water.... I'll lay off that if I ever visit!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.u

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    1. Hi Jordanne, hahaha I am glad! That was my cheeky plan to makes your wanderlust feeling greater! I would say do not wet your hair there unless of course you know a magical product that can help. Love, Iga

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  4. I've always wanted to visit Iceland and if I did the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights would definitely be on my bucket list! I didn't know that about not getting your hair wet so if I do visit I'll have to remember! Great post lovely it looks like you really enjoyed your visit!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. Hi Jess, it was a fantastic time! You just need to go and experience it yourself! Love, Iga

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  5. This sounds amazing! I can't believe you didn't go before!! I had no idea about the naked showers. I'd love to visit Iceland x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Hi Sophie, I know it's quite shocking that I never went. Hopefully the nudity part won't put you off. It's not a big deal in Iceland so no one really watches you ;) Love, Iga

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  6. I`d love to visit at one point, looks gorgeous. I`m not that comfortable with nudity, but small sacrifices.

    Beauty Nerd

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    1. Hi Georgiana (what a lovely name!), no one will look as everyone gets to excited to go into the water! Hopefully you will have a chance to visit. Love, Iga

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  7. I'm going to Iceland at the end of July and was considering going to Blue Lagoon but it is so pricey! Would you recommend it? I'm in two minds, I don't know what to do!

    Beka | www.bekadaisies.com

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    1. Hi Beka, I know that price can be a big no no. Keep checking their website as some of the times are cheaper than others. I think that price is lower closer to the closing time. Are you thinking of going there by car or with an organised group? Love, Iga

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