The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is one of the most visited locations in Iceland and it was formed in 1976 during an operation at the nearby geothermal power plant.
The steamy waters are part of a lava formation and are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur. Bathing in the Blue Lagoons is reputed to have helped people suffering from skin diseases like psoriasis.
The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area averages from 37 to 39 °C. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland, approximately 13km from the Keflavik International Airport and 39km from the capital city of Reykjavik.
Because Iceland has a strict code of hygiene, guests are required to shower without clothing in the communal shower area before and after bathing.
The Blue Lagoon Clinic hotel is situated just ten minutes away from the Blue Lagoon and it offers guests their own private bathing lagoons, available only at certain hours of the day.
The hotel was built in harmony with the surrounding landscape and it is a real oasis of calm, relaxation and healing. It features 15 bright and spacious twin rooms, all offering private facilities and a veranda with breathtaking views over the surrounding lava fields.