Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon

December 22, 2012

A trip to Reykjavik isn't complete without a trip to the Blue Lagoon, so off I went this morning. The ride out there takes about 45 min by bus. Driving and flying is the only way to get around on Iceland. There are no trains.

The place was visible 10 mins before we actually arrived. Massive amounts of steam is generated. It's in the middle of nowhere and the land is pretty barren all around. It's a nice contrast with all the black rocks and the vibrant blue color.

I spent a good three hours there. Flopping around in the big pond. Taking a good steam and a good couple of trips in the sauna. Followed by a water massage. The masseuse have you balance on a foam madrass while she's trying her best to massage your sore spots. It wasn't a very effective massage, but it was relaxing. Every once in a while she dips you down under water to keep you warm. It's a nice place but very touristy and overrun by folks with cameras.

I've heard that the pool called Laugardalslaug is a pretty good one used by the locals. There's actually two olympic sized pools (indoor and outdoor), so I'll try to get some laps in tomorrow before I head back to Denmark.