Thermal pools popular with tourists will be opened a month after their high-profile closure. However, only same-day guests will be allowed to enter the lagoon.
From Sunday, December 17, tourists can again relax in Iceland’s most popular spa resort. The Blue Lagoon has reopened after a break of more than a month caused by the announced volcanic eruption. The authorities of the facility decided to open it only to one-day tourists. Those who would like to take advantage of the local accommodation offer will have to wait at least a few days.
Partial opening of natural geothermal pools
“Hotel Silica, Hotel Retreat and Moss Restaurant remain closed until 07:00 on December 21, at which time the situation will be reassessed,” reads a message on the attraction’s official Facebook page. Yesterday it was decided to open swimming pools, SPAs and several restaurants. The decision was made after a month of waiting for developments related to a possible volcanic eruption, which was said to have occurred as a result of strong earthquakes. Today, authorities believe that the city of Grindavik and the hot springs located in the geothermal area of u200bu200bthe Reykjanes Peninsula are now safe.
The Blue Lagoon suffered minor damage in the earthquake
“Despite the events of the last few weeks, damage to our buildings and infrastructure – including pipelines, electricity and other key elements – was minimal,” says Helga Arnadottir, manager of sales, operations and services. Thanks to this, the facility, which is visited by several thousand people a day, was opened relatively quickly.
However, the prices of daily tickets are not the lowest. Basic tickets including swimming in swimming pools cost around PLN 370. For more sophisticated experiences in a SPA package, we will pay over PLN 2,500. Despite high prices, this place does not complain about the lack of visitors and in the several dozen years since its creation, it has become the most important object to see in Iceland.