Somehow, home time had finally rolled round. We were so gutted to be leaving Iceland – it was beautiful and scenic and our little cabin in the middle of nowhere, that could miraculously withstand brutal storms was going to be bitterly missed.
We’d decided that we couldn’t come to Iceland and not visit the Blue Lagoon, so we booked a tour from the airport, high-tailed our way back, dropping our surprisingly-in-tact rental car off and getting a lift back to the airport. There, we stood waiting for our coach for what seemed like a lifetime, eventually hopping on with two other people…
We got to the Blue Lagoon – a modern glass-fronted building greeted us, we got changed, and then showered, locking our goods in the lockers, before climbing down a flight of stairs to the in-door entrance of the Blue Lagoon… You walk down a slope and open a door in the water, into the warmth of the Blue Lagoon…
There are little caves and areas you can visit, including somewhere to put on a face pack, and then wash off in the Blue Lagoon water. There’s a bar where you can stop by and get a drink, and of course lots of seating where you can relax and reminisce with your girlfriends about your amazing time in Iceland…
It was time to shower up and catch a ride back to the airport. Iceland is incredible, even if the water does have an intriguing egg smell (geothermal 😉 ).
Once we got on the bus, I couldn’t believe it was our last day
I can’t believe how much I miss Iceland, it feels like a lifetime ago we hopped on the road to take our car back to the rental place. I can’t stop daydreaming about a hopeful return to the cabin…
And with a road like the above leading up to the house, and porch-views like the below, can you blame me?!
Before you head to Iceland – here’s a few words to the wise…
Firstly, it is very expensive so do be prepared for that!
- Buy Alcohol at the airport – it’s duty free but also they don’t sell alcohol in super markets in Iceland, only in specialist stores which are few and far between when you get more remote.
- If you do self-catering, think in advance about what to eat. Bacon can cost up to £15.00 (NO. JOKE.) so we cooked pizzas and did big pasta dishes all to share etc.
- Hire a car – it’s definitely worth it, and you’ll need it if you want to go to things like the National Park, or even if you have to drive from the airport – taxis are absolutely extortionate, a 10 minute one cost us c £30.00.
- Check the weather before driving – and check with your rental company if you need to avoid certain roads (some roads which encounter the worst weather will negate your insurance)
I would love to go back to Iceland, we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights sadly, but that’s fine by me, because now we have an excuse to go back right!?
The Blue Lagoon looks amazing, what a gorgeous picture! I’ve been loving your Iceland updates, now I’m even more desperate to go! I love your helpful tips, I can’t believe how expensive the taxi was! Big pizza and pasta dishes definitely sounds like the way to go, plus that’s always fun when you’re with your friends! 🍕🍕🍕🍕
Blue Lagoon is at the top of my Iceland bucket list, I have always wanted to go! I’m intrigued by the egg-smelling water, how strange! 😂 Definitely still something that I want to experience though – having a face pack and washing it off in the Lagoon sounds so chilled! I knew that Iceland was a pretty pricey destination but £15 for BACON?! Jeez Louise! Excellent tip on the alcohol as well, it would surprise me not to find it in a supermarket! Seeing the northern lights is definitely a good enough excuse to go back! 😉
This sounds like an amazing trip! I’m so glad you left those tips at the end because I actually never knew those things! And those views!! I need to go now! xx
Your blog posts lately have made me want to pack a bag and go explore Iceland babe, such beautiful pictures too. Thank you for sharing all about your travels and for sharing the tips, such good advice to know! 🌸✨
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I’d love to pick your brain about your trip. I’d love to do Iceland but your experience sounds absolutely WONDERFUL and so not, touristy? If you get me. Stunning photos, as always! xxx
Omg the Blue Lagoon is pretty much the main reason why we want to visit Iceland (and to see the Northen Lights too) and also because it just sounds amazing! It’s definitely on our list to visit! Thank you so much for sharing your tips, we’ve had our fair share of expensive cities and it’s good to know before hand! Hope you get to go back and see the Northen Lights soon!
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Never been to Iceland but your posts about it have been making me want to go more than ever. Your photos are AMAZING!! Love the colours. Lovely idea to add the little tips at the end of the post. Can’t believe it was 15 pounds for bacon!! So glad to hear you had a good time there, it looks like such a beautiful place.
WOWW your photos are incredible 😍😍😍
Iceland and the blue lagoon are on my bucket list, and I keep trying to hint at zack that we should go for a mini break 😂. I’ve heard a few people say that food is expensive over there, but your tips are great and I will definitely keep them in mind!
I’m glad that you had a lovely babe time (even if the water is a little eggy!)
Awww Hayley your comment is so lovely – means so much when people like my photos! hahaha you tell Zack straight YOU HAVE TO GO! It is expensive and I expect in Reykjavik it would be worse but its honestly amazing and worth saving for!
I will definitely be back and next time for sure hire a car. Hopefully next time I’ll get to see the Northern Lights. You’re so right about how expensive it is! Glad you had an amazing trip!
I know – its crazy expensive, its so beautiful though, I couldn’t get enough. I am desperate to see the Northern Lights.
I’d love to go to Iceland one day. It just looks so beautiful there! I’ll definitely take note of the tips that you gave 🙂
Thank you for your comment! I can’t recommend Iceland enough
Oh my goodness, that lagoon looks incredible!! It doesn’t look real – it looks like a painting! 😀 As expensive as Iceland and all the Scandinavian countries are, I definitely want to make it a life goal to go to them. Maybe one day!
It’s honestly so surreal! But so worth it! I totally agree, there’s something so cool about all the Scandinavian countries isn’t there!
It looks amazing! I would love to visit somewhere like that. I haven’t had a holiday recently and thinking about saving to go away in a couple of years but haven’t decided where xx
Awww definitely head to Iceland! It’s totally worth it!
Oh my goodness, your photos are otherworldly, I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland and now I want to go even more!
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Aw thank you so much Charlene, you should definitely go!
The Blue Lagoon sounds like the most magical and relaxing place ever! I never thought of Iceland as a destination I would want to travel too but after this post it’s definitely kicked in my wanderlust! x x x
Blue lagoon looks gorgeous and I’m always envious when I see such wonderful scenes. Hopefully one day I’ll get to visit! I still can’t get over how beautiful that view is, you definitely got the perfect villa to stay in during your stay! xx