The Best Way to Get to the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon?…Blue… Lagoon. I want to go to the Blue Lagoon.

Bright blue color and healing properties of algae found in lagoon’s surroundings bring many curious people to visit this one of the most known attractions in Iceland.

Anyway, this post is not to praise how good Blue Lagoon is. I am here to share with you all transfer options that you could possibly take to reach Blue Lagoon. To make it more useful, I have listed travel duration times, prices, cons and pros.

General knowledge

Admission tickets

The following list ONLY includes transfer options with no admission to the Blue Lagoon itself. Before booking any of these transfers, please book admission tickets on their official website.

Admission time

It is good to arrive to the Blue Lagoon 10-30min. before stated time on your admission ticket.

If for some unforeseen circumstances your transfer arrives a bit late to the lagoon – don’t panic! According to their policy, you are allowed to be late up to 60min. without having to inform them.

Pick-up locations 

If you have a layover in Keflavik Int. Airport, your bus transfer to the Blue Lagoon will be waiting outside the arrival hall.

All other pick-up locations from Reykjavik city center are either from hotels (taxi and Blue Shuttle) or designated bus stops (Flybus and Grayline).

Reykjavik Excursions (Flybus)

When you book Blue Lagoon’s admission tickets, you have an option of booking a transfer with Reykjavik Excursions. Don’t get too excited though, it is not included in admission fee and they will charge you extra 4.500 ISK, which is the same price as if you would book it directly on tour operator’s website.

They offer both round trips from Reykjavik to Blue Lagoon and from Keflavik Int. Airport to Blue Lagoon.

When you book their transfer (either on Blue Lagoon’s website or re.is) you will only need to specify pick-up time,  return time is flexible (check the schedule below).

Please note if you travel from Reykjavik, pick-up starts 30min. prior departure time. When they finally pick you, you will be taken to BSI Bus Terminal where you catch another bus that takes you directly to the Blue Lagoon.blue lagoon transfer reykjavik excursions flybusPros:  Flexible return time, transfer option from the airport and free WIFI.

Cons:  Big bus. If you’re staying in downtown area, you will have to wait for the pick-up at the designated bus stop, up to 30min. Required bus change at the terminal.

Transfer duration: From Reykjavik – 45min. + 30min. pick-up time, 25min. / Keflavik Int. Airport

Phone: +354 5805400

Price: 4.500 ISK (roundtrip)

Website: www.re.is

Gray Line

Just like Flybus, they offer hourly transfer service to and from Blue Lagoon with slightly different departure times.

If traveling from Reykjavik they will pick you up from designated pick-up location and then you’ll be transferred to Grayline’s Bus Terminal. Where you’ll catch a bus that goes to Blue Lagoon.

To be able to purchase round trip (with out admission tickets) you will have to ask hotel staff to help you out with that.blue lagoon trransfer schedule gray line

Pros:  Flexible return time, transfer option from the airport and free WIFI.

Cons:  Big bus. Up to 30min. wait at the designated bus stop. Required bus change at the terminal.

Transfer duration: From Reykjavik – 45min. + 30min. pick-up time, 25min. / Keflavik Int. Airport

Price: 4.400 ISK (roundtrip)

Phone: +354 5401313

Website: www.grayline.is

Blue Shuttle

A new addition to Blue Lagoon’s transfer family. This direct transfer service is run by small minivans with maximum seven passengers on board.

Transfer includes two hours stay over at the Blue Lagoon – which is usually the right amount of time to spend there.

While Flybus and Gray Line picks up from designated bus stops, Blue Shuttle drivers will pick you up from any accommodation in town.blue lagoon transfer schedule blue shuttle IcelandPros:  Small group,  hotel pick up, shorter transfer duration and free WIFI.

Cons:  Limited time at the lagoon.

Transfer duration :  From Reykjavik – 45min. + 15min. pick-up time

Price: 4.699 ISK (roundtrip)

Phone: +354 7876330

Website: www.blueshuttle.is

Private Transfer

If price is not an issue, you can always ask hotel staff to arrange you a private taxi. Taking a cab will save you up to 30min. waiting time for the pick-up.

Just so you know most of the cab drivers do not come inside the hotel to look for you. So it’s good to wait outside at the arranged time.

Pros:  Private transfer, no waiting time.

Cons:  Expensive.

Transfer duration: From Reykjavik – 45min. / Keflavik – 25min.

Price: 16.500 ISK (small car – one way) from Reykjavik and 9.000 ISK (small car – one way) from Keflavik Int. Airport

Phone: +354 5855522 / +354 5610000

Website: www.hreyfill.is and www.bsr.is

I hope this information was helpful for you to decide which Blue Lagoon transfer fits your needs. If you have any other questions you are always welcome to contact us via our Facebook page.

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