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As our trip was nearly at its end we had decided to try fit as much in before our mid afternoon flight home. We had bought tickets for the Blue Lagoon from the tourist centre in town which took us from our hotel to the Blue Lagoon and then on to the airport, 6000ISK (about £30). This is defiantly the best way to see the Blue Lagoon as it is virtually at the airport so there is not time wasted on travel!
As the bus turns off the road it doesn't look the sort of area to have a lagoon, the rugged landscape hides the centre and all that is in view is a geothermic power station. The Lagoon is mineral-rich hot water from far beneath the earth which has been brought to the surface by a man-made lagoon, where a luxurious health spa has been developed in the rugged lava landscape.
Once inside you are given a wrist band for you locker and to charge any drinks or food you have inside, clever as clearly there is no pocket for you money in your swimsuit! The facilities are really nice and very clean, we took our own towels but you can hire them and dressing gowns as well.
On leaving the changing rooms you have a choice ease yourself into the warm water inside then exit into the cold or go straight for it and head out over land. We went safe as there was a fair covering of snow outside and we weren't feeling too brave! Outside there is a maze of a lagoon with caves, bridges, nooks and crannies to explore. In different areas the temperature changes depending on how close you are to a vent, warning some parts are roasting! There is also a waterfall, to massage your shoulders and back, a silica mud mask provided in boxes around the lagoon, a sauna and steam room plenty to entertain for a few hours. We had planned to get a massage but due to the snow the lagoon side ones were off and unfortunately the inside option was fully booked.
When our skin was all wrinkled and we resembled prunes we had a spot to eat in the Blue Cafe, go for the hot dogs, they are amazing! There is also a shop selling their own skin products, quiet expensive but nice if that’s your thing.