Before you immerse yourself in the Icelandic experience, you have to immerse yourself in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon. Before the cold in the air of Iceland could give us a snap as soon as the airplane doors opened, we knew we had to seek the warmth of the geo-thermal waters in Blue Lagoon as soon as our arrival in the “Land of Fire and Ice” to celebrate Shehzaad’s coming of age for another year – birthday that is.

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland No steam coming out here, but you know you have arrived! Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Welcome! Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Follow us inside the Blue Lagoon

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Don’t tilt your screen, the blue water will come out of your screen!

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland When the blue comes out of the blue, the black looks beautiful?

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Can you cross the bridge over the blue or swim under it?

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Some keep it till the end, the dip in the blue waters of this fascinating lagoon, to refresh their senses before bidding au revoir to this magnificent country. But we planned to do the opposite. Given the fact that the Blue Lagoon is situated some 15 minute drive away from the Keflavik Airport, it was common sense to drop by here straight from the airport, even before checking in to the hotel in Reykjavik.

We picked up the rental car from the airport and the staff advised us to keep an eye around the road from where we could see steam coming up as that would be the Blue Lagoon! The weather on our day of arrival in Iceland was so awful that when we were driving through the vast lava fields, the surrounding landscape with a depressed grey sky, combined with chilly rain and restless wind – all made the setting look borderline scary.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Know in your own language why is this a World Wonder

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Every cloud has a silver lining – or rather a ‘sulphur’ lining in case of Iceland may be. Since the adverse weather above ground meant that staying warm in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon was the perfect activity on day one. Moreover, because of our flight from London being in the wee hours, we were sleep-deprived so an aquatic recharging in the Blue Lagoon was the perfect prescription.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland How does it feel to touch Silica? Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland The toes can float while you take dip

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Keep an elbow, strike a pose, feel the blue

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

Worth noting here that we had to reserve online a Premium Package for our day-experience at the Blue Lagoon. The package cost was around £150 for 2 persons which included
– Entrance to Blue Lagoon
– Silica Mud Mask (Delivered at the Silica Bar in the lagoon)
– Use of bathrobe
– Use of towel
– Algae Mask (Delivered at the Silica Bar in the lagoon)
– Slippers
– Reserved table at LAVA Restaurant
– Sparkling wine at LAVA Restaurant (Complimentary with the dinner/lunch)
– One drink of your choice (Valid only at the in-water bar and Blue Café. Not valid for drinks at LAVA)

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Slippers, bathrobes, wristbands – all part of the Premium Package Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Keep your wristband on at all time while inside the Lagoon

Upon arrival we were handed over a wristband which allowed us access to all the services above and we were given detailed instructions on how to maximise our experience at this unique location in Iceland. We headed to the respective changing rooms to keep our belongings. Clean and adequate facilities were very nicely in operation. Taking shower was compulsory before and after getting into the lagoon. What was strongly advised was also to use conditioner to prevent the hair from hardening as a result of high sulphur in the water. So after a thorough wash, we put on the bathing gown and the slippers to head down to the main entrance to the waters.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland There is much more mystery under the ground as you could ever imagine

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Explore the Blue Lagoon Cave

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Can you create the ripples in the water by just striking a pose?

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Surely you will try the waters with your toes first and it will convey the warmth from the heart of the Earth with a perfect 38° Celsius to entice you to dip in. Once you will submerge your body up to your shoulders, the warmth of the water will take you over. You will make your way slowly to the main premises under open air to join the other equally amused bathers. Note that there is no need really to swim, it is a lagoon and not a pool where you could manifest your diving or swimming skills. It is best advised to just keep submerged in water up to your neck to keep teasing the chill in the air which will try so hard to scold you cold. You will surely want to capture this amazing moment, so either you could be as innovative as the Chinese tourists who were carrying their iPhones in waterproof transparent bags doing FaceTime or you could simply carry your waterproof camera like us. It is recommended that one of you take some photos before getting into water while the other party can happily strike some watery pose inside the Lagoon!

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Can I hear what the blue waters have to whisper to my ears?

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland 38 degrees of warm water, straight from the heart of Earth, ah what a feeling!

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Premium Experience package implied that we were entitled to two different types of mask to apply on our face. One was a silica mud and the other one was an algae mask, both of which supposedly were full of natural anti-ageing minerals, beneficial for the skin. You could get these masks from the Silica Bar in one side of the lagoon and if you like them much, buy a pack from the skincare shop inside the Blue Lagoon on your way back, or online.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Will you know who is kissing you under the mask?

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Put some silica mud on your face, make your skin say ‘yay’

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At the same place, you may find a staff with an iPad taking photos of happy ‘lagooners’, some with their face-mask on. She would happily oblige to capture the moment of your unique experience and email to you straight-away so that you could share the moment with your social networks. Then you could lazily kneel, crawl or knee-walk to the other side of the Lagoon at the Blue café to get your free glass of wine. The feeling of pretty much navigating through blue waters to reach a bar to get some wine is one of the best feelings, hard to get on dry ground in any conventional bar.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland The Blue Cafe bar, swim and get your free glass of wine Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Cheers to the Mask-eeteers! Sip, sip, hurray!

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Cheers to the steamy experience, cheers to Iceland!

In another side of the Lagoon, there is an artificial waterfall under which you could position yourself for a short while to assess the force of water to ease the pain in your joints.

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After all these experiences are ticked off, look for your quiet corner somewhere in the Lagoon to close your eyes and really feel the phenomenon which you will find yourself immersed into. The super heat generated from deep inside the Earth, converted to provide energy for human and industrial consumptions, full of minerals straight from the core of this planet, now all over you, all around you, keeping you warm defying the chill of the jealous Icelandic wind. You will really feel what a ‘Welcome’ means in Iceland only when you are inside the Blue Lagoon. Iceland is the land of fire, water and ice, be ready for the exploration of the lifetime as soon you will step out.

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Did that Silica and Algae mask work? Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Tanusree braving no makeup, no filter, no photoshop face- is it the post Silica and Algae mask glow?

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Submerge, immerse, listen to the Blue Waters and cross the bridge in your mind

Given it was Shehzaad’s birthday weekend, we had to celebrate and the perfect location after coming out of the water was the in-house Lava restaurant which was spearheaded by an award-winning Scandinavian chef. Undoubtedly pricey but the fine dining experience while seeing the gentle steam fly off the warm water of the Blue Lagoon was certainly worth it.

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland A birthday celebration at the Lava Restaurant at Blue Lagoon – an eruption of joy and memories Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland The spacious seating arrangements of the Lava Restaurant

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland

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Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Complimentary in-house baked bread served with butter Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Starting with the Starters Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Tanusree’s starter: Langoustine soup with garlic marinated langoustine Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Shehzaad’s starter: Torched Arctic char served with Cucumber, horseradish, char roe, fennel Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Our main courses Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Tanusree’s main course dish: Fish of the day – fresh from the nearby harbor in Grindavík
Barley salad, carrots, kale, butter sauce Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Shehzaad’s main course dish: Grilled beef tenderloin served with Wild mushrooms, crispy potatoes, onion jam, dijon mustard Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland Our desserts to share (most popular and ordered desserts of the restaurant): “Ástarpungar” & caramel served with Caramel cocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel

#Throwbackthursday In an attraction as busy as the Blue Lagoon, it is unexpected to find a restaurant with such good service and outstanding food as this. We chose the Premium package, so had a complimentary glass of #Wine 🍸 and a table booked. We ordered starters,main courses for each one of us and a desserts to share because the portion was very generous. The service was exceptional. The best way to end the blue lagoon experience is with the fine dining experience at the Lava restaurant. High-end pricing but perfect for celebrating special occassions as we were kicking off his birthday voyage. #onetimefashionistagoestoiceland #travelblogger #travelphotography #traveldiaries #wanderlust #worldtraveler #worlderlust #photooftheday #passionpassport #traveltheworld #londonblogger #iceland #birthday #voyage #bluelagoon #tbt #finedining #throwback #couplegoals #coupletravel #instadaily #instatraveling #dinner #expensive #lavarestaurant #highend

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Blue Lagoon is the best introduction possible to any newcomer to Iceland. It refreshes, rejuvenates and gets every traveller on course to explore in the next days this country full of natural wonders both above and under the ground!

Warm Welcome Waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland You end the experience at Blue Lagoon – sealed with a kiss

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Been there ~ will be back

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Hope you loved it as much as we did.Thank you Ken for visiting the site.

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