Do you enjoy reading travel blogs? Do you flip through the pages of travel magazines, daydreaming of vacationing in the whimsical landscapes often pictured? If the answer is yes, you have probably come across photographs of the singular Blue Lagoon, a unique natural spa of geothermal seawater located in Grindavík, Iceland. Travellers from every corner of the world have included this spot in their bucket lists, not only because of its singularity but also for its relaxing and healing properties. It stays open for visitors all year round, with changing working hours so as to adapt to the winter and summer seasons. Arriving is easy by either car or shuttle bus: the journey takes about 20 minutes from Keflavik International airport and roughly 35 minutes from the capital city, Reykjavik.
Those travelling specifically to spend time in this geothermal spa in Iceland need to buy tickets in advance, and are advised to book a guest house or hotel near the Blue Lagoon, even if they will only spend a couple of nights before heading for Reykjavik. The area, 23 kilometres from the airport and 39 kilometres from the capital, is worth exploring, plus most accommodations will offer convenient transfer services to and from the lagoon, as well as other related activities. See our recommendations below.
Reykjanes guest house near the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
If you hire a vehicle to explore Iceland, this place is ideal since it offer private parking spaces for guests, and it is located only 4,5 kilometres away from the Blue Lagoon. There is free WiFi available, and a whole variety of occupancy options: from bunk beds in shared dormitories of up to 12 people -perfect for solo travellers- to family rooms featuring private bathrooms or studios including a living area that can accommodate groups of six guests.
As Grindavik is somewhat isolated from other populated areas, the Reykjanes guest house has onsite convenience shops and is situated next to a local restaurant serving delightful meals. Check nightly rates and availability for your trip to Iceland.
3-star hotel near the Blue Lagoon: Grindavik Geo Hotel
The facilities of this establishment are equipped with a WiFi internet network (which can be used at no extra cost), a parking for guests right outside the main entrance and central heating. Free transfer services are arranged to and from the lagoon, although you may also rent a car at the front desk to travel independently.
The twin, double or family rooms, which are cleaned daily, are equipped with satellite TV and a private bathroom with amenities. Guests are entitled to enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Additionally, they are given the chance to enrol in activities like cycling and hiking tours, spend time with other international travellers at the communal zone or get tourist guidance for their Iceland trip according to their interests. Book your accommodation in Grindavík, Iceland.
Northern Light Inn hotel close to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
This property is probably one of the closest ones to the blue waters of the incredible natural spa. Located less than one kilometre from the Blue Lagoon, the Northern Light Inn has its own onsite wellness centre, a gym, a lounge with unrivalled views of the Icelandic landscape, a garden with picnic area and a games room. For an additional fee, they arrange shuttle services to Keflavik International airport.
Its accessible facilities boast deluxe rooms of double and triple occupancy which include free WiFi, water heater, TV, large cosy beds with duvets and en suite bathroom with toiletries. The onsite restaurant not only serves the best local cuisine but also a daily buffet breakfast that can be adapted to specific dietary needs and children diets. Frequently, guests are offered complimentary coffee and waffles in the afternoon. Safety deposit boxes, tourist information, a library and enrolment in horse riding tours are available for those staying here as well. Enter the dates of your trip to make a reservation with this hotel near the Blue Lagoon.