Going to Iceland without visiting the Blue Lagoon would surely be like going to Orlando and not paying homage to two friendly and slightly irritating mice. You have to do it. Well, you don't actually have to do anything, Warriors. Iceland is a free country and you're free to do whatever the heckeroonie you like on YOUR holiday. But my advice is straightforward and simple: GO TO THE BLUE LAGOON.
Our tour was part of a double deal - horse-riding in the morning (Stacy watched some whales instead) then a relaxing and carefree afternoon courtesy of the blue lagoon. The tour, as I said in yesterday's blog, did not include admission to the lagoon. I mean, why would it? The more money you can extort from gullible tourists the better, right? I'm not actually as bitter as I sound. Honest. Because I do feel the experience was well worth the entrance fee. Speaking of admission, there are several different packages available to the discerning tourist:
Stacy Doll and I? Well, we went for the standard package, the budget option if you will and I'd counsel you to do exactly the same. Have a look at the added extras that form part of the more expensive packages. Do you really need a bathrobe and slippers?? And you can take your own towel which is exactly what we did. As for the algae mud mask, there are little troughs (the only way I can think of describing them) scattered around the edge of lagoon filled with gloopy gunk to smother on your face so there really is NO NEED to fork out more cash. Am I making myself perfectly clear on this matter? Just trying to save you some precious pennies, Warriors.
Aforementioned gloopy gunk was actually jolly good fun and Stacy and I were happy cover up the cracks in the hope of miraculously appearing a decade younger. Here we are before and after:
What do you think? Do we suddenly appear more radiant and youthful?? Probably not BUT the mineral mask did leave our skin feeling scrubbed, super soft and supple.
To provide a welcome respite from the steamy, hot water of the milky blue lagoon there is a bar conveniently located within the lagoon itself. It's a buy now pay later scheme using the electronic bracelets you're supplied with at the entry desk and it's all very simple and effective. They scan the bracelet and you settle your bill at reception on the way out. Stacy Doll enjoyed an ice cold beer while I opted for the tongue tingling cherry slushie! Most refreshing.
Now these photos are all well and good and give you an idea of what a visit to the Blue Lagoon might entail. But do you know what is infinitely better? The video that's about to follow! I risked life and limb to bring this exclusive footage to you! Ok, so I only risked the well being of my non-waterproof camera but surely that is sufficient evidence of my commitment to bring my Warriors to the front line of the action! You could even pour yourself a nice hot bath, fill it with blue bubble bath, grab yourself a cheeky cocktail and some form of viewing device and pretend you're there with us. Or maybe you'd prefer to simply watch from the comfort of your sofa.