The Blue Lagoon

After asking the nice receptionist at Northern Lights Inn where the heck the Blue Lagoon was, we pulled up huge parking lot. We parked, grabbed our swim trucks and suits and walked along the long path headed for the entrance. Along the way, we saw milky blue warm waters that gets us smiling.

$50 and were in with a wristband for drink and food purchases. We quickly change in their nice, gym-like locker rooms and meet in lobby. We head straight for pools. Depending on the package, you buy-in to having free alcoholic drinks, a bathrobe, in-water massage, meals.

The Lagoon is huge and semi crowded but we found our own area and gave ourselves a face mask of mud. Our skin did look quite radiant afterwards. 🙂

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We felt like we were on the moon or in some outer space world. Black lava rocks surrounded the edges of the lagoon so all you could see is the pools and reception building. Blondes, in black and white “blue lagoon” onesie uniforms paced back and forth to each of their stations: bar, lifeguard, restaurant, massage section.

We floated around and began to get a bit hungry so went in to the Blue Lagoon bar and relaxed with a sandwich. Ready for a second soak, we popped back in the water for several minutes when a double rainbow appeared- it was bright and truly amazing. We also had just purchased beers so even better.

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6:30 pm rolls around and the Lagoon slowly clears as tour buses leave and people go elsewhere. There were maybe 20 people or less when we had the place basically to ourselves and the solitude we wanted.

We recommend staying until close because at about 7:30pm, dim-lighted lights come on for a very relaxing and magical feeling with the steam clouding your view of the few remaining guests. Kim goes to shower and I stay solo place almost to self as other girls leave as well. Everyone was out of the pools at about 8:30 as it closes at 9:00. After our showers, we walked the property after close for amazing night shots.

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Relaxed and sleepy, we headed back to car to get pizza for late-dinner but we get lost (GPS and Icelandic road signs fault) and we decide on Subway, first U.S. chain we’ve been to and it was just what we needed.

We headed to the airport, dropped off the car and were ready for Oktoberfest celebrations.

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