The Blue Lagoon in Iceland has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember. This is a definite for any travel enthusiast. The water is so warm and it feels amazing. You get a free face mask which adds to the overall experience. You can easily spend the entire day there and when you buy a ticket it is valid for the entire day. But I would have to say that spending a good 6 hours in the Lagoon was plenty for me.
While in Iceland I stayed at the Silica Hotel, as a guest at this hotel we had a premium admission ticket to the Lagoon, which included: entrance to the Lagoon on a day of our choice, silica mud mask, use of a towel, algae mask, use of a bathrobe, slippers, and one drink of your choice. You also get a reservation at Lava the Blue Lagoon restaurant. My full review of the restaurant is below. For anyone that is not staying at the hotel, this package costs about ISK 9,500 or about $80. I know this sounds a bit pricy, but I think this package is well worth the price point.
For all my ladies out there and men with a lot of hair, before getting into the Lagoon make sure you cover all your hair in conditioner. I just put it on my ends and I wish I covered all my hair. The silica in Lagoon water won’t ruin or damage your hair, but it will leave a residue which causes your hair to become stiff and will take a few washes for you to get it out. The Lagoon provides plenty of free conditioners for you to slather through your locks and I highly recommend you cover every inch.
After taking our first dip and selfies in the Lagoon we did have a wander through the different parts. The Lagoon is quite spacious and kinda deep in some areas. I am short but I did have the swim through the middle portion. After a bit of warm water relaxation, I went over to the mud mask bar to try out the complimentary silica mask. The silica mask is complimentary for everyone no matter which package you purchase upon entrance. After this mask, I also got to try out the algae mask. This mask left my skin feelings super soft and hydrated. This mask was a part of the premium package and not complimentary to everyone.
After our mask session, my family and I paid for a little bit more for in-water massages. I have been lucky enough to have massages all around the world, but this massage was truly one of a kind. You are partially submerged in water during the entire massage and your masseuse is in the water with you. I found the treatment quite awkward at first, but by the end, I was very relaxed and loved that I got to try out something new. Don’t worry about being cold, like I said you are partially covered by water and also wrapped in special blankets. I got the 30minute in-water massage, but if you want an additional treatment or massage I would recommend booking online as these treatments book up quite quickly.
Overall my entire experience at the Lagoon was a dream come true. I could have stayed longer, but I was starting to get pruney and the water makes you so sleepy after a few hours. I cannot wait to go back and visit again.
The Blue Lagoon Restaurant – Lava:
Lava the restaurant that is a part of the Blue Lagoon combines modern design with the rustic wild spirit of Iceland. The restaurant is built into a stunning lava cliff, with amazing views over the lagoon. It is a great setting for lunch or dinner. My family and I decided to have dinner at this restaurant. Since we were staying at the Silica hotel, upon arrival, we were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne.
The menu has a mix of contemporary dishes that highlight natural Icelandic ingredients. The menu focuses on fresh, dynamic flavors to match your settings. We were drawn to this restaurant mainly because we were staying at the Silica Hotel and this included the premium package at the Blue Lagoon. This package included a reservation at Lava and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon entry. The overall venue was stunning and the food was tip top, but it was a bit pricey. I guess that should be expected because it was the ultimate tourist location in Iceland.
This restaurant is fine dining but the portions were quite large and there was ample food for every course. The meal started with freshly baked bread and the legendary Icelandic butter. For my main course, I decided to go for the grilled beef tenderloin with wild mushrooms, crispy potatoes, onion jam and dijon mustard. The meat was cooked to perfection and the dressings just added to the flavor palette to take this dish to the next level. It was well presented and quite a bit of food.
For dessert, my family decided to get two different desserts and share them. The main course was quite a bit of food so I was happy to share dessert. I barely had any room after my steak, but there is always room for a bit of dessert. We decided to share the chocolate & blueberries which was comprised of a chocolate mouse, warm chocolate cake, skyr ice cream, and blueberries. The second dessert was the Astarpungar and caramel which was made up of caramel chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream, and salted caramel. Both desserts were delicious, but I really preferred my main dish over the desserts.
Overall I would recommend this restaurant for the luxury and convenience. It is so easy to access if you are spending the day at the lagoon. I hope this blog post has encouraged you to take a trip to Iceland and try out this delicious restaurant. Stay tuned for more Iceland pictures and blog posts coming soon. If you enjoyed this blog post, I would love if you saved/heart it on Bloglovin’! If you want to get instant updates on my life make sure to follow me on Snapchat (@anikazzz) or check out my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.