Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Iconic Blue Lagoon in Iceland reopens after the volcano eruption

The Blue Lagoon, one of the iconic spots in Iceland opened again on Saturday, January 20. Following nearly two months of closure, the spa opened up again on January 6.  On January 14, the Blue Lagoon had to shut its doors again when the fifth eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula began. Since January 16, there have been no visible signs within the eruptive fissures. 

Magma accumulation close to the lagoon

Guests staying in the Retreat Hotel of the Blue Lagoon were be evacuated during the night, due to increased seismic activity around the area. The Blue Lagoon is currently still in Zone 1 of the hazard map for volcanic eruption by the Icelandic Met Office. On January 20, the lagoon opened again. Currently, magma continues to accumulate under Svartsengi, as well as land rise. The area is in close proximity to the Blue Lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a geothermal spa located in the Reykjanes Peninsula, about 50 kilometers from Reykjavík. The lagoon is known for its milky blue waters, which are rich in minerals and have a variety of health benefits.

In addition to relaxing in the lagoon, there are many other things to do at the Blue Lagoon. Check out the video below, as I go inside the Blue Lagoon:

Useful resources

Below are some links you may find useful as you stay apprised of the situation or your visit to Iceland nears:

The Icelandic Met Office, which provides updates on earthquake and volcano activity.

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, which provides detailed updates on road conditions all over the country.

Safe Travel, which provides continuously updated information relevant to traveling to and within Iceland.

Isavia, which operates Keflavík International Airport.

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