|The Blue Lagoon- a geothermal spa|
Everyone on our bus was also on their way to the airport. This meant that everyone on the bus had to check in their luggage for storage at Blue Lagoon. The line was hideously long as was the line to get into Blue Lagoon. Luckily, it was pretty organized and the lines moved at a reasonable pace. Please note that these lines do cut into your pool time. Overall, our pool time ended up being about an hour and a half. It wasn't long enough but just long enough to experience and want to return.
If you want to save money, bring your own towel from home or your hotel. Our package included a towel so we only had to carry our bathing suits with us. The Blue Lagoon Spa Comfort Experience pack included entrance fee, use of Blue Lagoon towel and bathrobe, skincare samples, one drink at the swim up bar, and a skincare voucher which we ended up not using. The Blue Lagoon also issues a high tech bracelet that opens and locks your personal locker and keeps track of purchases. It's a little tricky to use the bracelet to lock your locker since it is extremely sensitive to all the lockers nearby but there are available attendants to help you if you have trouble.
The locker room can be quite chaotic. My suggestion is to get in and get out as fast as possible. This requires you to pick a locker where it isn't crowded, strip down and put your things away, and take a quick shower for cleanliness. There is free shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and hairdryers on hand. You really don't need to bring any personal products. If nudity bothers you, there are some private stalls available. Being American, nudity does make me feel uncomfortable but in Iceland, it didn't matter. I even passed up the private stalls and just showered in the open. It was more efficient and no one cared. I went out to the pool but did not have a good plan to meet up with my partner. It took awhile to find each other but didn't hinder the fun. There isn't a lot of towel hangers to keep up with the ratio of people. Also all the towels are white. Just remember where you hang your towel and all should be fine. People were not into stealing from what I observed.
|See where everyone hangs their towels and robes in the back?|
|Submerging ourselves in the warm water.|
|His and hers smoothies.|
Photo Credits: Desmond Chow
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