I made it to the Blue Lagoon!
Three years later…
My introduction to Iceland was approximately three years ago, when 66° North came to New York and invited me to their runway show. Inside their gift bag was a tube of silica mud mask from the Blue Lagoon. Curious, I did some research and instantly became fascinated with the spa and pools.
Today, I can finally say that I’ve experienced the fantasy in my head since the discovery.
Upon arrival, we walked through a path carved out of the lava field and into the large bodies of cerulean geothermal water. The view is absolutely amazing. I’ve imagined this moment many times in my head, but the real thing just blows it out of the water. Before entering the building, I reveled by the pools outside against the snowy mountains.
Once inside, we grabbed a towel, changed, and jumped into the thermal pool.
Oh, what a wonderful feeling it was to sink into the healing bath after a staying up all night, cramped in a plane seat.
I couldn’t ask for a better experience — soaking in the hot Blue Lagoon while the snow blankets the place.
Of course, I had to try the silica mud mask straight from the source. Scooped it out of a wooden box and all. My tired post-plane skin felt so soft afterwards. Why can’t life be like this everyday?!
All smiles in the Blue Lagoon ;)
The pools outside before the entrance.
Snowy soaks in the blue
I can’t get over how dreamy this place is…
Oh, hey… Don’t mind me turning red, here.
So, we booked a non-guided tour bus with Reykjavik Excursions which had a perfectly convenient package. It included a pickup from Keflavik International Airport, admission to the Blue Lagoon and a ride to our hotel in Reykjavik.
This situation could’t be anymore perfect. We will be checking into our place relaxed and ready for the adventures to come.
P.S. Don’t let your hair get into the lagoon water. It will almost instantly deep-fry it. TRUST.