Imagine for a minute that you’re having a conversation with a friend (maybe even the one in your head), deciding that the next excursion on your travel list is Iceland. It might sound something like this:
“Should we go to the Blue Lagoon?”
“Hmm, I don’t know. It’s supposed to be amazing, but it’s just so touristy.”
Whether or not you’ve been to Iceland before, you’ve probably had or overheard a version of this exchange. The Blue Lagoon, which opened just outside the city of Keflavik in 1987, is a geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field and one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the airport, the bath complex is a common stop either at the start or end of your vacation. With a huge central pool, a steam room, sauna, mud station, and an upscale restaurant, it’s easy to see why the Blue Lagoon is so popular.