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Sunny Morris

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Is the Blue Lagoon worth the price?

I was shocked to find out it is $42 per adult to go to the Blue Lagoon.  It was always on our itinerary but I am now wondering if it is worth it.  Are there other pools less expensive and crowded that would be more worth our time and money? We are two adult traveling with two children age 9 and 11 and will have three days to explore Iceland this April.


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  • Justin Schmid

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    I didn't go there, but I've heard that people who do go there are underwhelmed by the price and crowds. I did go to the Myvatn Natural Bath which was cheaper and very laid-back. Perfect for any side trip to the far north!

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    • Sunny M.

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      Justin, we only have three days and our home base is near Reykjavik. Our drives will be day trips so if we go that far north in one day how much driving would that be? Their fee is $20 so that is only $40 total in savings which we may spend in gas driving that far. Or maybe we would drive that far anyway... If you only had three days would you still drive that far north? · (0 likelikes)

    • Justin S.

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      @Sunny, you're a bit out of luck if you only have three days. The Blue Lagoon is still going to be pretty cool. While you're in Reykjavik, you could go to the Laugardalslaug public pool. It doesn't have the cool silty stuff, but it has nice hot tubs and even a slide. I found it on my first day, and went back multiple times! · (1 likelikes)

    • Ashley and Ryan R.

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      We're heading to Myvatn for 2 days, but it is still pretty pricey at 3000ISK -- is their pool busy? · (0 likelikes)

    • Justin S.

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      Ashley and Ryan, the Myvatn Nature Baths aren't that busy. It's worth the price ... which is about $23. · (1 likelikes)

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  • Jacqui Travels

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    We went in May 2012. I was also shocked at price but everything is expensive in Iceland- drinks and food are outrageous compared to most big cities in Europe.

    However, if you like spas and you don't mind a few people (I wouldn't say it was overcrowded- much less crowded than baths In Budapest) it was pretty cool. You could spend a few hours there to get moneys worth.

    But if it was a choice of that and the Golden Circle tour to the Gulfoss Waterfall and volcanic pools than I would go with the tour. Enjoy!

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      Thanks Jacqui. I wouldn't mind the cost so much if I had lots of time to soak and relax, get my moneys worth, but with limited time and two kids with me I have to decide. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Davo Hynds

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    I went to the Blue Lagoon. Doing so was my only regret during my 10 days in Iceland. It was nice to warm up for once, but I found the entire experience pretty underwhelming. That said, I'm not much of a spa person. I would've rather spent my morning exploring a lava flow or hiking to a waterfall. Spas aren't really my jam.

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