Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon (Attempt)
As our weekend getaway to Iceland was coming to a close, we decided to have a relaxing final day by exploring Reykjavik and taking a soak in the Blue Lagoon. First, we went to Hallgrímskirkja, an Evangelical-Lutheran church in Reykjavik. Church service is still held at Hallgrímskirkja and typically takes place on Sundays at 11am. The architecture of the church is meant to reflect the Icelandic landscape, and I think it does a good job of that. The church is open to visitors every day, and admission to the church is free. There is also the option to ascend to the tower, which costs ISK 900 (approximately $8 USD). However, we chose not to go to the tower since we were anxious to get to the Blue Lagoon.
We were very excited to spend our last few hours in Iceland relaxing in the Blue Lagoon before sitting on a plane for five hours. We drove to the Blue Lagoon with our bags packed and swimsuits ready but received bad news upon arrival that the Blue Lagoon was completely booked for the day. We made the mistake of not pre-booking a ticket online, which you must do as the Blue Lagoon has been gaining popularity in recent years. We did manage to sneak a peek inside and get some photos outside. We saw a huge resort-like lagoon, fully stacked with a swim-up bar, massages, and other amenities. The Blue Lagoon is top on my list for my next visit to Iceland.
If you are considering taking a weekend getaway to Iceland, we hope this guide gave you the last boost of encouragement you need to book your flight. We hope this guide serves as a helpful resource to you as you plan your trip and that you enjoy your trip as much as we did ours.
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