Turning blue in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
By Dawn Peattie
After battling through gale force winds and horizontal snow, 40 minutes later we made it to the Blue Lagoon. When we got there a bus load of people had arrived just before us so we decided to grab some lunch. There was a big choice for lunch ranging from a cheese toasty in the café to fresh sushi in the fine dining restaurant . We opted for the cheap and cheerful cheese toasty!
The reception staff were very friendly and actually advised us not to go into the Lagoon as due to the snow storm over the previous few days the average temperature had dropped by 10⁰C. As we had made it that far we decided that it was an experience we didn’t want to miss out on. The receptionist was right – it was not warm! However, after finding one of the many ‘hot spots’ in the Lagoon we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Getting out was tough as the prevailing wind had not let up! Once back inside we regained the feeling in our toes and we took a seat in the viewing area. Drinks and snacks were available here and you could pay for them with the band you are given upon entry meaning that you didn’t need to worry about losing your purse!
Overall the experience was great and I’m sure it would have been amazing if the weather had been better. After speaking to frequent visitors a drop in temperature of the Lagoon is very rare so please don’t let this put you off!