The Blue Lagoon is open pretty much from 8 – 22 all year round, so there is no reason why you can’t swim in the milky blue water of the Blue Lagoon at night. We did it. Not on purpose, but because our planning skills are faulty. Instead of booking tickets to the Blue Lagoon weeks in advance as advised, we figured we would just do it when we got to Iceland. Turned out we should have listened to the advise we got. When we finally decided on when we wanted to go not a lot of time slots were available, so we ended up making a reservation for the afternoon, and on Iceland it gets pretty dark pretty quick, so we were worried we would sit in the warm water in complete darkness. Luckily it didn’t turn out that way – instead, we got to experience the Blue Lagoon in this magical blue light from the moon.
To us, it just added an extra layer to the experience, but if you want to go to the Blue Lagoon at a specific time – book in advance.
The Blue Lagoon in the winter
It’s winter – so what? We went to Iceland in January, and it was freezing, but it did in no way affect our visit to the Blue Lagoon in a negative way – quite the opposite I would say. It’s simply amazing to really feel the contrast between the very hot water (about 95 °F) and the ice cold air. It is balm for the soul – no more, no less.
One thing you have to be prepared for though – winter or summer – are the small dunes of soft squishy mud you sometimes step on when in the water. My guess is, that it is leftovers from the silica mud everybody is offered at The Blue Lagoon. Very nice on the face – not so much between your toes.
Facts about the water
- The geothermal water features three active ingredients – silica, algae and minerals.
- The blue colour comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight. However, the water is actually white.
- The Blue Lagoon holds 9 million liters of water.
- The water is self-cleansing – it renews itself every 40 hours.
- Don’t use goggles, you can’t see anything underwater anyway.
To learn more about prices, spa treatments and how to book tickets check this link out: The Blue Lagoon. Children between 2 and 12 years old are free. Please go – you will love it.
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