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8 hour layover in Reykjavik - logistics of Blue Lagoon excursion, please.

Arrive Iceland 4 a.m. Depart for Amsterdam around noon. Please tell me the best way to see the Blue Lagoon. What time will we need to bus back to the airport in time for our noon flight?


Posted by Ilja
4253 posts

You need to find out what time Blue Lagoon opens. You should be back two hours before departure that means 10 am. Probably even less than two hours will be OK but just in case. You can buy tickets for Skybus on board of the plane. Sky bus goes for Blue Lagoon and also for Reykjavik.

Posted by Agnes
Washington DC Region, USA
4593 posts

Google Flybus and look at the bus schedules - Flybus is coordinated with inbound and outbound flights and the Blue Lagoon

Posted by Isabelle
Ottawa, ON, Canada
13 posts

Hi I just booked a blue lagoon excursion through this website from what I read they are the only ones that pick up at the airport. Blue Lagoon only opens at 8:00 am and the 1st bus departs the airport at 7:30. The website also shows the various departures back to the airport.
hopefully this helps!

Posted by Lo
2667 posts

You said, "see the Blue Lagoon." Are you going to get in it? Go here for details.

For more info on how it works, go here. If you don't bring your suit with you, you can rent one. Get in if you possibly can.

I loved the time we spent there. We had massages and lunch. You won't have time for all that.

You will have time to shop for their products there or in the airport. We got shampoo, body lotion and a bunch of other things. I was so sad when they ran out!

Posted by jbkulick
27 posts

You might want to rent a car. The car rentals are a quick shuttle (or easy walk) from the terminal and I think it would so much easier getting back without being stuck with a bus/tour schedule.

Blue lagoon opens at 7am or 8am, depending on the date. Be aware that tickets DO sell out, you can't decide the day before to go.

Posted by Anita
Long Beach, California, USA
2800 posts

Make a reservation! I just realized you had to do this and got one of the last slots available on the day we plan to go next does fill up apparently. The facility doesn't open until 7 or 8 depending on the time of year you'll be there - at most you'll have an hour or so there before needing to be back to the airport by 10/10:30 for your flight. I would use a taxi to get there and back as efficiently as possible - it's 40 minutes away from the airport by car.

Posted by Agnes
Washington DC Region, USA
4593 posts

If you get to Iceland on no sleep and/or major jet lag, you may want to reconsider the Blue Lagoon. The heat may make you feel not good, drowsy, and who knows what else (of course depending on your health).

Posted by Debbie
Delray Beach, FL, USA
120 posts

I get bronchitis easily and am worried about swimming in the Blue Lagoon vs. just visiting it. What are the logistics when you get out of the water?