When we were planning our trip to Iceland, many travel sites warned us that the Blue Lagoon would not be worth it. Instead, they suggested we go to one of the Reykjavik thermal pools, usually found in gyms or community centers.

We are so relieved that we did not listen to these warnings, and we recommend that you also plan a day at the Blue Lagoon. While the thermal pools in Reykjavik are nice, they do not compare to the stunning views and complete relaxation offered at the Blue Lagoon. This would be like settling for a swim in a garden pond over the Caribbean Sea.

The amazing Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is often described as a “tourist trap,” but sometimes places are popular with tourists for a reason. In this case, the reason is a steamy thermal lake surrounded by mountainous views. In the winter, the picture is perfect with a layer of snow covering the scene.

The snow makes for unbelievable surroundings.
When you go, booking in advance is a must. We met people who waited until the last minute to book, and they could only purchase tickets that allowed entrance for one to two hours before closing. Not only did they not have enough time, they could not really appreciate the beauty of the lagoon because it was already dark when they arrived.
We also encourage you to consider the cheaper packages. We purchased the standard pack and still felt 100% pampered – we also easily found towels and robes to use when we needed them.

Visit the Reykjavik thermal pools for a taste of how the locals live, but don’t miss out on one of the top 25 wonders of the world.

Dont miss out on one of the wonders of the world when you visit Iceland.

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  • Leigh

    Whew! I decided to ignore the warnings as well and already bought my ticket for August. I have a 24-hour layover, and the logistics with the airport shuttle were just too easy to pass up! Can’t wait!

    • Simon – SiDash Travels

      Glad you ignored the warnings. You shouldn’t be disappointed. We hope you have a great trip. Would be great to hear how it goes. Thanks for your comment.