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Secret Lagoon Iceland - Tickets & Tours

Wash away the day’s trek with a Secret Lagoon trip! Iceland’s oldest pool provides exquisite, scenic views and a sensuous warm bath, without the crowds. Whether you are staying nearby or just passing through, a Secret Lagoon tour needs to be on your must-do list. With soothing warm water, nearby hot springs, and a local geyser, what more could you want? Soak in the naturally heated waters as the Northern Lights begin to shine. Then, take a stroll under the Aurora Borealis while hunting for the unique geothermal features that have made Iceland famous. It’s what to do on a Secret Lagoon trip!
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Our tips for Secret Lagoon

  • No shoes, no shirt, no problem. While you might think that the bottom of the secret lagoon is rocky and treacherous, it’s not. The smooth, black lava rock means you can leave your pool shoes at home.
  • Put on your birthday suit. Everybody is required to shower prior to jumping into the Secret Lagoon. And, there are no stalls or dividers. Mentally prepare yourself for mass nakedness!
  • Everybody out of the pool! Make sure you set aside time to walk around. The scenery is beautiful and you’ll find several hot springs as well as an active geyser!

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Best time to visit
Generally speaking, the best time for your Secret Lagoon vacation is in July and August. These two months see the warmest temperatures, the least amount of rain, and the most daylight. It’s perfect for floating around lazily. However, if you’d like to see the Aurora Borealis while you’re taking a dip, then come February to March or September to October, especially during the spring and fall equinoxes. Winter is understandably cold; so, you might want to just stay in the warm waters the entire time you’re in Iceland.
Getting there
Nearly every visitor on a Secret Lagoon tour flies into Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport. From there, it’s over an hour’s drive in a rental car. Take Route 1 (The Ring Route) southeast to Route 30 north (Skeiða- og) and after about 30 kilometers, turn right at Hvammvegur (Ravine Way). From there, it is less than a kilometre to the Secret Lagoon. Taxis and public buses are to be avoided. Both are very expensive and a one-way public bus trip takes nearly twice as long as driving.
Money saving tips
Travelling on a budget? No problem! Save a little money during your Secret Lagoon trip by availing yourself of the Secret Lagoon Locker Room. The Secret Lagoon underwent a significant overhaul and now boasts a modern locker room with showers. And, the best part is you can store your belongings for free! Renting a towel costs money, however. So, just bring your own! Finally, you can also save a little dough by bringing your own water supply.
Did you know?
Impress your friends by rattling off these Secret Lagoon factoids.
  • Icelandic ladies used to do laundry in the warm waters of the hot springs near the Secret Lagoon.
  • During peak activity, the nearby Litli Geysir erupts every five minutes, approximately.
  • Made in 1891, The Secret Lagoon is referred to as “the oldest pool in Iceland”.
  • The annual average temperature of the hot springs is between 38° and 40° Celsius.

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