After weeks of closure due to a volcanic eruption in south Iceland, the renowned Blue Lagoon has officially reopened its doors to visitors, offering a complete return to its spa, restaurant, and hotel services.
The reopening occurred in stages over the past week, allowing patrons to once again experience the iconic milky blue waters and surreal surroundings of the Blue Lagoon.the pools, spa, cafe, retail shop, and Lava restaurant initially resumed operations on Saturday, albeit with slightly reduced hours. Subsequently, the Silica Hotel and Retreat Hotel reopened on Tuesday, followed by the Michelin-starred Moss restaurant on Wednesday.
Helga Árnadóttir, the Chief Operator of Sales, Operations, and Services at the Blue Lagoon, expressed enthusiasm about the reopening, saying, “After three wonderful days of welcoming back our staff and day guests at the Blue Lagoon, we’re also thrilled to be able to reopen our hotels. We’re very appreciative of our staff who worked tirelessly to reopen our establishments, and we look forward to continuing to create moments of joy for each person who walks through our doors.”
The Blue Lagoon initially closed its facilities in November due to the potential volcanic threat in the region. Although a reopening occurred in December, it was short-lived, as another volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula prompted a subsequent closure.
Despite the volcanic activity, there were no disruptions to flights to or from Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport, situated on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Presently, the Blue Lagoon operates from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. To enhance facility protection, the Blue Lagoon has installed protective barriers designed to shield critical infrastructure from potential lava flows.
The comprehensive reopening of all facilities marks the first time the entire Blue Lagoon has been accessible since the initial closure on November 9.