Set within the lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest corner of Iceland, you will find Blue Lagoon. The peninsula is also home to Iceland’s major airport, Keflavík International Airport, and the towns of Keflavík and Grindavík.
The Reykjanes Peninsula surrounds the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a tectonic boundary where the North American and Eurasian plates converge. It’s also a geothermal hotbed of activity, now protected as the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark.
After visiting the stunning Blue Lagoon, you can take your adventure further by exploring the surrounding area. The volcanic landscapes that surround Blue Lagoon are ripe for adventure. On foot, you can follow paths through waterscapes and enchanting forests. By car, you can drive past lighthouses, lakeshores, mud pools, seaside cliffs and much more.
Learn more about traveling to Blue Lagoon and the Reykjanes Peninsula below:
Distance and approximate travel times to Blue Lagoon Iceland
- From Keflavík International Airport: 21 km / 13 miles / 15 minutes by car
- From downtown Reykjavík: 49 km / 30 miles / 50 minutes by car
- From the closest town (Grindavík): 6 km / 4 miles / 5 minutes by car
Blue Lagoon by Car
Blue Lagoon is accessible to drivers year-round and is located on Highway 43, signposted from the highway (route 41) that connects Reykjavík and Keflavík.
The roads to Blue Lagoon are paved, and in winter the snow is cleared. For up-to-date details of road conditions, visit Road.is.
Bus to Blue Lagoon
Convenient bus transfers connect Blue Lagoon with Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík. Destination Blue Lagoon is the official transport partner, and it has a schedule designed to make your visit easy.
You can build a bus journey that begins at the airport and drops you off in Reykjavík after your Blue Lagoon experience (and vice versa too). These routes make it easy to enjoy Blue Lagoon as your first—or last—extraordinary experience in Iceland.
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