Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Experience
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Rejuvenate your body and soul on this combination of our two most popular winter activities, a visit to the Blue Lagoon and by joining our northern lights tour!
Our guide to Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Experience
An Afternoon at the Blue Lagoon
Start your afternoon by visiting Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most famous tourist attractions and considered by many to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as well as an unmissable part of one´s visit to Iceland. The Blue Lagoon offers lava and moss filled scenery, state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere and silica masks that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft!
Included in this combo is the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package where you receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice.
After an amazing warm soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, you head back to Reykjavik on one of our new and comfortable coaches, offering you free Wi-Fi.
Upon arrival back in Reykjavik, you have some free time to relax, have dinner and wait for your next adventure in the evening, a hunt for the extraordinary northern lights. Make sure to wear warm clothes!
An Evening of Northern Lights The Northern Lights
Tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon that happens during the winter months. The northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.
The locations visited during the northern lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Our northern lights team studies thoroughly the weather and aurora forecasts in order to find the best location each night to spot the lights. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you don‘t see any northern lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge
12.30pm Hotel/bus stop pick up (optional)
1.00pm Blue Lagoon transfer departure from BSÍ Bus Terminal
2.00pm Blue Lagoon comfort admission
4.15pm Bus transfer departure from Blue Lagoon to Reykjavík
5.00pm Enjoy some free time, eat dinner and get ready for the northern lights tour
8.30pm Hotel/bus stop pick up (optional)
9.00pm Northern Lights Hunt tour departure from BSÍ Bus Terminal* 00.00 Approximate return to Reykjavík
*10.00pm (25 August – 30 September & 15 March - 15 April)
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Experience
- In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact your hotel pick-up, you will be advised of the nearest collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location to be collected.
- You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly. You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
- Bathing suits are available for hire at Blue Lagoon but you can also bring your own.
- Guests can store their luggage at the Blue Lagoon for a small fee.
- Please note, that children under the age of 2 are not allowed to go into the Blue Lagoon but are welcome on the premises.
- Babies younger than 1-year-old (under 9 kg) are only safe in babies car seats that require 3-point seat belts, which Reykjavik Excursions cannot provide. According to Icelandic law of children's safety onboard busses, compared to the equipment Reykjavik Excursions offer presently, only children over 1 year of age can be accommodated. Reykjavik Excursions cannot guarantee the safety of children younger than one year and thus they cannot be booked on tours. Children 1-3 years of age must use an appropriate child's car seats. Children 3 or 4 years and older (over 18 kg) can use the normal seat belts on our buses.
- Children at the age of 2-8 must use inflatable armbands at all times when bathing in the Lagoon. The armbands are available at the bathing area.
- The journey between the Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik takes approximately 50 minutes.
- Please note: If returning to Reykjavík, the bus will take a pre-determined drop off route which takes an additional 30 minutes (approx.). The first stop is at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica hotel/bus stop A. After the last pre-determined stop the bus heads to the BSI Bus Terminal where, if you've booked the 'hotel pick-up' option, you can switch to a smaller bus for a drop off at your accommodation.
- No liability is accepted for losses or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departure of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, war or other causes outside the control of Reykjavik Excursions. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveller.
- *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions for Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Experience
- What is included at the Blue Lagoon?
Entrance to Blue Lagoon, use of the facilities, steam bath, sauna and the relaxing area. Your ticket also includes silica mud mask, use of towel and first drink of your choice.
- Is there a minimum age limit at the Blue Lagoon?
Yes, there is an minimum age requirement of 2 years to go into the water. Toddlers are certainly allowed on the premises with their parents/supervisors. Children from age 2-13 are welcome to go into the water and enjoy the Blue Lagoon with their family or their guardians. Due to the origin of the Blue Lagoon seawater, its colour sudden changes in temperature and rough surface, it is mandatory for children from age 2-8 to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that each guardian is only allowed to supervise two children under the age of 10. For safety, and out of respect for other guests, please keep an eye on your children at all times. There is no children day-care or other special children facilities at the Blue Lagoon.
- Is it possible to visit Blue Lagoon without going in the water?
No, it's not possible without purchasing one of the admission tickets. However, if you are travelling with other people (family or group) that are bathing, and you can't for whatever reason follow them, you are certainly welcome to enter the facilities with them and wait at the cafe. You can dine at LAVA restaurant, have light refreshments at Blue Cafe and shop in the Blue Lagoon store.
- Is there WI-FI access available at Blue Lagoon?
There is a WI-FI in the buildling, free of charge for guests.
- How accessible is the lagoon to a wheelchair user?
You can access Blue Lagoon easily both indoor and outdoor. There are stairs with handrail that lead into the water. There is also a pool access lift by the indoor lagoon entrance area.
- Do you provide bathrobes?
You can rent thick cotton robes at Blue Lagoon. For those who are travelling light it’s worth mentioning that Blue Lagoon shower gel and Blue Lagoon hair conditioner is complimentary in the showers. Also, there are both female and male swimwears available for renting. The female swimsuits are one piece and the male swimwear is shorts. Swimwear is worn in and around all areas of the bathing area in the lagoon.
- What day and time of the week tend to be the least crowded?
Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. There are limits on how many guests can visit at each time and, most often, the Blue Lagoon is fully booked until late afternoons 1-2 days in advance. We highly recommend that you pre-book your ticket well in advance, to be sure that you can fit the Blue Lagoon in your Iceland travel schedule.
- Is it possible to bring your own food to Blue Lagoon?
No. Guests are kindly asked to respect that all chairs and tables are intended for customers at the Lagoon bar or Blue Café. Exceptions are made for small children (baby food) or special needs.