The Blue Lagoon is located on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland only 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 40 minutes from the capital, Reykjavik.
The Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of nature, a pool of natural mineral rich geothermal seawater in the middle of a lava field. The lagoon is rich in a unique natural combination of minerals. Blue-green algae and white Silica mud form a light natural sediment on the bottom of the lagoon and give the lagoon its soft, milky, aquamarine colour.
The Blue Lagoon was created when hot water from the nearby "Svartsengi" geothermal power plant that formed due to heat exchange was discharged into the adjacent lava field. A visit to the Blue Lagoon is invigorating and exciting. Whether you choose to bathe surrounded by snow in the middle of winter or while enjoying the long summer daylight, a visit to the Blue lagoon will be a truly unique experience.