- Spa and massage
The Blue Lagoon…where to start. Well, let’s just say that it’s not known as the legendary, unmissable site for all tourists travelling to Iceland for nothing.
I visited the Blue Lagoon for the first time many years ago. The site was already quite popular back then, but stretching out and moving around in its soothing, ethereal waters was easier. It’s not every day that you can lie back with your body immersed in hot water, your head out in the cool night air as you look up at the stars.
But such as life goes, Iceland now gets so many visitors each year that the Lagoon has been nicknamed the ‘Oxford Circus’ of the country in recent times – expensive, busy, and less and less enticing. I would lean towards going to an alternative lagoon, such as the Myvatn Natural Baths in the north of the country.
There are in fact numerous other natural pools scattered around the country, but note that the Icelanders keep these well-hidden from mass tourism. So in short, for those of you that don’t have the time or can’t be talked out of a visit to the Blue Lagoon, by all means book yourselves in for a session – it’s an incredibly relaxing place. If you’re feeling a little more daring though, Iceland boasts dozens of natural pools that are cheaper and more authentic. The choice is yours!