Safety Standards

Your safety is our highest priority. Our spa staff regularly attend first aid courses and emergency response training. The regulations listed here are intended to ensure your health and wellbeing throughout your visit.

These are the Rules and Safety Standards for Blue Lagoon hf., registered at Svartsengi, 240 Grindavík, Iceland, an Icelandic company which runs the Blue Lagoon, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland and Silica Hotel, hereafter together named “Blue Lagoon Iceland”.

When visiting Blue Lagoon Iceland, guests assume full responsibility for their own safety and the safety of the children in their care. To ensure your safety and to make your visit as enjoyable as possible, we ask you to pay special attention to the following:


Minimum age for using the lagoon is 2 years old.

All children 2-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult guardian during their visit. A maximum of two children may be accompanied by one guardian unless the guardian is their parent. The lagoon is 90-145 cm deep. Due to its high mineral content, the lagoon water is cloudy and not transparent. Guardians should therefore show special caution when supervising children.

Children 2-8 years of age must wear inflatable armbands.

This is to increase their visibility in the lagoon. Inflatable armbands are readily available – free of charge – at the lagoon. Note: The floaties are not considered a life saving device and therefore do not replace continuous adult supervision of children.

Additional safety measures for groups of children (under 13 years) and young adults (aged 13 to 17)

Groups of young adults aged 13 to 17 must be accompanied by at least one adult supervisor—a primary guardian—for every 10 youths in the group. Additionally, for groups of children under 13 years old, one supervisor is required for every two children. The guardians are responsible for the group during their Blue Lagoon visit and are not allowed to consume alcohol while supervising.
Primary guardians shall always accompany the group in the lagoon to ensure their safety and that they adhere to general spa etiquette: common courtesy, reasonable noise levels, use of good manners, and respect for other guests. The primary guardian must also make sure that any additional charges are paid at reception before the group's departure.

Those unable to swim must notify staff.

Staff will inform the guest of the lagoon’s depth and recommend preventative measures.

Excessive intoxication is prohibited.

Each adult guest may only buy 3 alcoholic beverages while in the lagoon. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse/withdraw access to anyone who arrives intoxicated or wants to enter/remain in the lagoon intoxicated. The determination of whether an individual is intoxicated is solely at our discretion. In such cases, the guest is not entitled to a refund.

Wash without swimsuit before entering the lagoon.

The cleanliness of the lagoon is partly dependent upon the cleanliness of our guests. The shower gel available in each shower was specially designed by our skin care department to prepare your skin for the lagoon.

No smoking.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in and around the lagoon. This also applies to electric cigarettes. Smoking area is by the parking lot.

No diving.

The Lagoon is too shallow for diving.

Always comply with Blue Lagoons staff’s instructions.

Lack of compliance with Blue Lagoon staff instructions – or inappropriate behavior toward other guests – can result in immediate expulsion from Blue Lagoon.

Inform about medical conditions.

Inform staff about any medical conditions that might affect your safety in the lagoon. For example seizures, heart conditions etc. Reception manager will provide a special wristband and inform lifeguards.

Stay hydrated – drink water.

Water fountains are located in locker rooms and around the Lagoon.

Avoid dehydration.

Take regular breaks to cool down. Dehydration can cause dizziness and fainting.

Mind your step – hold handrails.

Please be aware that floors and walkways may be slippery and/or wet. Exercise caution when walking in wet areas and on stairs. Do not run. Hold on to handrails where available.

Keep dry areas dry.

Take your towel with you when going to the shower room. Dry yourself before re-entering the changing rooms in order to prevent wet and slippery surfaces.

Keep noise to a minimum.

We kindly ask our guests to respect the rights of others to relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere in the lagoon.

Securely lock valuables in your locker.

Blue Lagoon is not responsible for lost or stolen valuables. In cases of theft, please contact the spa manager.

Walk on designated walking paths.

Respect Blue Lagoon’s unique nature and do not step into the lava fields or on the moss.

Please sort your waste.

Please sort your waste and place it into proper recycling bins.

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