Located about a 50-minute drive from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest of the main island.
The lagoon is a man-made lagoon fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant. The warm waters are rich in minerals such as silica and sulfur and is provided by the underground geological layers.
The silicate mineral is the main reason for the water’s milky blue shade. It is reputed that swimming in the blue lagoon helps those suffering from skin diseases. The country has a strict code of hygiene, and guests are required to shower before bathing.
Guests of the Blue Lagoon could also have dinner at the Lava restaurant before or after bathing in the lagoon.