Trip to Iceland and Paris- Tips and Tricks on traveling and traveling to Iceland like a pro!
Iceland Tips Part 1
What to pack:
Rain Jacket and Rain Pants**** water resistance doesn’t count
waterproof socks (best investment ever)
Gortex, waterproof boots
I recommend an omin heat jacket below your rain jacket.
I learned being 4 days in Iceland that weather changes QUICKLY it can be beautiful and sunny but the wind can kill ya but if you have a rain jacket and rain pants can still have fun.
If your items get wet it will take FOREVER to dry them so whatever you bring, bring things that quick dry because you will wait your entire stay to have them dry
Blue Lagoon tips
MAKE A RESERVATION! YOU HAVE TO HAVE A TIME. Luckily I stayed at an awesome hostel and found out before I was the loser who went to the lagoon without getting in.
Once you have your reservations you can arrive about an hour and half earlier and you will be fine which is very nice 🙂
Get the basic pass, you just need to bring your own water bottle and towel. Else you can buy/rent a towel when your there for 7$ more.
Here is the blue Lagoon tips
Before you arrive, please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the information that we consider to be an important part of a great Blue Lagoon experience.
For a complete overview of best practices, good-to-know tips, and frequently asked questions, click here
Luggage storage Blue Lagoon offers safe luggage storage, where you can store your bags while bathing. The luggage storage service is located in the parking area.
Lines/Queues on arrival When you enter the Blue Lagoon facilities, there will be several different reception lines. Check your ticket to see which line applies to you.
Possible wait time at check-in Depending on the time of day and the time of year, there is a possibility that you will experience a wait time during the check-in process.
The wristband has multiple uses Upon your arrival, you will be given a wristband. This colorful item is the key to your changing room locker. But it also functions as an in-water credit card. You can use it to purchase drinks and refreshments anywhere in the spa area.
Lockers and changing rooms We recommend that you store all your valuables–jewellery, shoes, cameras, etc.–inside your locker. But be sure to check that your locker is properly locked before you walk away. Blue Lagoon is not responsible for any lost valuables.
Use hair conditioner The seawater in the Blue Lagoon has high levels of silica. Silica is not harmful to hair. However, if your hair gets wet, it can become stiff and difficult to manage. Therefore, we recommend that you apply conditioner to your hair before entering the lagoon–and leave it in your hair while in the lagoon. Complimentary conditioner is provided in the shower area.
Two ways to enter the lagoon There are two ways to enter the lagoon. You can walk outside and into the water. Or, you can enter the water from within the main facilities at the indoor lagoon area. Depending on the weather, the interior entrance may be preferable.
Drink water and stay hydrated You can become dehydrated in hot water. Therefore, we highly recommend that you drink plenty of water during your visit to the Blue Lagoon. This is particularly important for people who have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Water temperature The water temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables out of our control – including weather and time of year – the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range.
Sunglasses and sunblock During the day, the Blue Lagoon reflects a substantial amount of sunlight. Therefore, it is wise to wear sunglasses in the lagoon. Similarly, on sunny days, there is an increased risk of sunburn, so please consider using some form of sunblock.
Prescription eyeglasses If you have prescription eyeglasses and choose to wear them in the Blue Lagoon, be sure not to submerge them in the water. Silica—one of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal treasures—can damage the lenses.
Contact lenses Salt, minerals, and other elements found in the seawater of the Blue Lagoon can irritate your eyes. Therefore, if you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you remove them before entering the lagoon.
Children and the Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon has a minimum age limit of 2 years old. Children aged 2-to-13 are welcome to enjoy the Blue Lagoon–free of charge–with their family or guardian. Due to the fluctuating temperatures and color of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater, it is mandatory for children aged 2-to-8 to wear inflatable armbands (aka, ‘floaties’, ‘water wings’) in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Also be aware that each guardian is only allowed to supervise two children under the age of 10. For safety, and out of respect for other guests, please keep an eye on your children at all times.