The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland. It’s the most popular destination in Iceland and should be at the top of any visitor’s must-see list. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík, southwestern Iceland. It is situated approximately 20 km from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km from the capital city of Reykjavík.
The water from the underground hot springs reaches 37-39 degrees Celsius. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. In recent years, several cosmetics companies have begun marketing skin care products using mud purportedly extracted from the Blue Lagoon. You can get a variety of spa treatments, including a massage on a float right in the Blue Lagoon. There is a sauna and steam room, as well as an exclusive section.