Iceland wasn’t my first choice for a family vacation. Not because we dislike the country but because my daughter is a tween & I’ll be honest, it’s sometimes a battle to get her out of bed before noon, let alone take her on an adventure that includes trekking or whale watching. However, when I mentioned swimming in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa before & after, she soon changed her mind and excitedly agreed. Her excitement was short-lived due to some of the “locker room nakedness” rumors floating around the internet. Thankfully, with a little uncool motherly persuasion, she decided to keep an open mind.
The entire experience at the Blue Lagoon was wonderful. We arrived at opening time, so there were no buses or long lines. The locker rooms were devoid of guests, so my shy 13 year old did not have to be shocked at what she envisioned adults look like disrobed. She was amazed that there were curtains on some of the shower stalls and even enclosed dressing rooms for those who like a bit of privacy. Imagine that!
Going early and avoiding the rush gave us at least 30 minutes of fun-filled bonding time. We painted each other’s faces with the silica mud, splashed around and laughed hysterically as we snapped photos of our mud-cracked faces. As the tourist trickled in we brought our behavior down a little, relaxed in the warm water, chatted about those online rumors and eventually adapted to our environment.
The Blue Lagoon is a fabulous stop for travelers of all ages.