So, I’m going a tad away from the ‘road-trip’ time-line here; one of the questions I get most often when I say I was recently in Iceland is “did you go to the Blue Lagoon?”
Ragga, the boys and I arrived back in Hafnarfjörður on the 15th of June. I checked the ‘net for information on the Blue Lagoon and discovered that they have a full range of spa treatments.
Well, the way I figured it, after spending almost 2 weeks with me, loading and unloading the car, looking after the boys, and at times driving in some incredibly thick fog, Ragga deserved a spa treatment. When I asked her if she could book us into a massage & facial, I was delighted to discover that she’d never had a massage/facial at the Blue Lagoon. After two weeks of seeing Iceland for the first time, and meeting amazing Icelandic people, I could give Ragga a ‘new’ experience as well. Very cool.
The next day Ragga drove us over to The Blue Lagoon for what would be an experience I won’t forget anytime soon.
First, a little about The Blue Lagoon — it’s blue, it’s a lagoon, it’s heaven on earth. [For a more information, including the science, facilities, and how to get there, check out The Blue Lagoon website at www.bluelagoon.com]
When we arrived I was struck by the incredible, natural blue milky water; it was so soft looking, in sharp contrast to the hard lava field that held the water.
The customer service was world-class; we were given soft, plush bathrobes and towels, and a computerized wristband to use for our secure lockers; the facility was spotless.
We changed, took a shower, and headed for the “in the water” massage area — yup, our massages were in the water. We lay down on a blue floatation mat, closed our eyes as the masseuse covered us with a special blanket and started the massage. In the background I could hear the sounds of the Lagoons waterfall, and throughout the massage I could feel that the masseuse gently moving the mat around the water. Total heaven!! The hour ended way too soon!!
After the massage & facial we went into the large lagoon area. I secretly think that my friend Ragga is an A++++ type personality, as she’s always on the go; so much to my pleasant surprise at the Blue Lagoon she totally relaxed. We stayed in the water for around 1-1/2 – 2 hours – [not sure for exactly how long we were there, but my fingertips were defiantly shriveled], applied Blue Lagoon silica mud mask which is provided in boxes around the lagoon and relaxed in the seating area around the lagoon to take in the sun.
Going to Iceland?? The Blue Lagoon is a must do!!
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