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Blue Lagoon Reopens Following Eruption Closure

After closing down all facilities following a volcanic eruption on February 8, the Blue Lagoon has reopened. In an announcement published today, the company emphasised that its facilities were located “within an area at risk due to seismic activity” and that experts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office would continue to monitor ongoing developments.

Access via an alternative route

Following a volcanic eruption that commenced on the morning of February 8, the management at the Blue Lagoon took precautionary measures to evacuate and temporarily close all of its facilities. 

In an update published on its website this week, the Blue Lagoon noted that although the eruption had ceased, a decision had been made to keep all of the facilities closed through Wednesday, February 14. 

Today, the company announced that all of its facilities have been reopened

“We are happy to announce the reopening of Blue Lagoon Iceland, with all operational units now open to our guests. Our facilities, including Blue Lagoon, Blue Café, the Lava and Moss restaurants, the Retreat and Silica hotels, the Retreat Spa, and our on-site store, are ready to welcome you back,” the announcement reads.

The Blue Lagoon’s operating hours have been temporarily adjusted. Facilities are now open between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Bookings can be made at 7:00 PM at the latest.

As noted in the announcement, the Blue Lagoon is only accessible via an alternative route. It is important to note that access via this alternate route is strictly limited to guests holding valid bookings. The road is narrow, and guests are asked to be mindful of the speed limit.

“This reopening is a collaborative effort with local authorities, ensuring ongoing safety in light of recent seismic and volcanic events. We wish to inform guests that our operational units are located within an area at risk due to seismic activity as identified by the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Experts continue to closely monitor the area and the ongoing developments of seismic activity through round-the-clock, real-time analysis.”

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