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Is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland open after the eruption?


This information is now outdated. Stay apprised of the situation here.

Update: April 17. The Blue Lagoon temporarily closed its doors on April 16 due to gas pollution but will reopen on April 17 at 2:00 pm.

Due to its close proximity to the eruption site, the Blue Lagoon had to evacuate its guests and temporarily close down all facilities. Even though the lagoon is open, please make sure to stay updated and check the website of the facility before planning your visit.

The Sundhnúkagígar eruption is the fourth eruption since December 2023 and is, at the time of writing, still active.

Land uplift close to the lagoon

After intense seismic activity in the early morning of February 8, a volcanic eruption began on the Reykjanes peninsula in the Sýlingarfell mountain area. Shortly after, the Blue Lagoon closed and evacuated all of its operational units. The spa is in Zone 1 of the hazard map for volcanic eruption by the Icelandic Met Office. Currently, land uplift continues to increase under Svartsengi. The area is in close proximity to the Blue Lagoon. Experts are predicting another eruption to occur within the next few weeks, similar to the last three months.

Please make sure to stay updated and check the website of the facility and local news outlets before planning your visit. The situation can change very fast.

Useful resources

Apart from news updates that we provide, below are some links you may find useful as you stay apprised of the situation or your visit to Iceland nears:

The Icelandic Met Office, which provides updates on earthquake and volcano activity.

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, which provides detailed updates on road conditions all over the country.

Safe Travel, which provides continuously updated information relevant to traveling to and within Iceland.

Isavia, which operates Keflavík International Airport.

How to visit the Blue Lagoon

If you are contemplating a visit to the Blue Lagoon, there are several way to do this. A premium admission pass with bus transfer (from Reykjavík or Keflavík airport) is a popular option. Alternatively, you could combine a trip to the Blue Lagoon with a Golden Circle tour or if you are doing a self-drive, you can book a basic admission ticket.

The Blue Lagoon is located about 20 kilometers (13 miles) from Keflavik International Airport and about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Reykjavik. Hence, you can reach the Blue Lagoon by car, taxi, or shuttle bus. Bear in mind that under normal circumstances this is a very popular destination, so booking in advance is recommended to secure a spot in the lagoon.

By booking travel services through Iceland Review, you are supporting independent coverage and curation of travel in Iceland. See more information on tours and trips to lagoons and hot springs in Iceland or visit our travel section for a comprehensive resource with practical information on travel in Iceland.


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