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What to Wear to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

What to Wear to the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Excited to be visiting the Blue Lagoon but wondered what to wear to the Blue Lagoon? Well fear not, in this guide we round up all the things to bring to the Blue Lagoon both clothing and non clothing items to make sure you are prepared for an awesome visit to this magical place.

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What to wear to the Blue Lagoon

The number one thing that should be on your what to wear to the Blue Lagoon packing list should obviously be Swimwear. 

Nudity is absolutely not allowed at the Blue Lagoon so swimwear is an absolute necessary for what to wear to the blue lagoon. 

If you forget to pack your swimwear there is a swimwear rental service available at the Blue Lagoon but this can be a costly mistake to make. 

Are bikinis allowed at the Blue Lagoon?

Bikinis are absolutely allowed at the Blue Lagoon. As long as you are wearing swimwear it does not matter whether you are wearing a one piece or a bikini at the Blue Lagoon. 

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Can you wear a burkini to the Blue Lagoon?

If you are Islamic and wish to wear a burkini instead of a one piece or bikini to visit the Blue Lagoon this is absolutely allowed. So  long as you are wearing swimwear it doesn’t matter what type you are wearing. 

Slippers, Flip Flops. Water Socks 

I would recommend bringing something to wear on your feet for around the Blue Lagoon whether that be slippers, flip flops or even water socks. 

Do I need slippers for the Blue Lagoon?

While you don’t need slippers for the Blue Lagoon I would certainly recommend packing some if you have room in your suitcase. 

Slippers are a great choice as they will keep your feet warm so long as you dry your feet before using them.

Do I need flip flops for the Blue Lagoon?

If you want something more waterproof then flip flops would be a better option and would at least prevent your feet from being on the cold ground. 

It is worth noting at this point if you splurge for one of the more deluxe packages slippers will be included in the price of ticket (be sure to check you ticket and what is included before you arrive in Iceland)

Another choice for foot coverings at the Blue Lagoon is the water sock. Unlike robes and slippers, water socks are not available for rent in Iceland so you will need to take these with you if you want to wear them at the Blue Lagoon. 

Robe

When you get out of the Blue Lagoon you will definitely be feeling cold. This is especially true if you are visiting and wondering what to wear in Iceland in October or another of the winter months. 

If you have room in your case be sure to pack a robe or dressing gown with you as this will help you warm up when you get out. 

Obviously one of these Dry Robes used frequently by Wild swimmers is the best type of robe however if you don’t have one I would not go to the expense of buying one of these just for use at the Blue Lagoon and would just use whatever warm robe you have. 

Note: Robes are available for rent at the Blue Lagoon if your ticket doesn’t come with a robe. However Iceland is an expensive country and you can save yourself the cost of Robe rental at the Blue Lagoon by taking one with you.  

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Sunglasses 

The sun in Iceland can be dazzling whatever time of year you go and especially against the beautiful blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. Therefore we recommend you take sunglasses with you when visiting the Blue Lagoon whatever month you visit. 

If you normally wear glasses be sure to bring prescription sunglasses with you as it is advisable to not wear contacts to the Blue Lagoon.  For more information on what not to wear in Iceland click here.

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What to bring to the blue lagoon (non clothing)

Towel

Similarly to robes, towels are available for rent at the Blue Lagoon. But again unless this is stated as being included in your tickets the cost of towel rental is an additional charge. 

As ICeland is expensive, if you have room in your suitcase you should pack your own towel to bring with you as this is another easy cost saving to make. 

Can you take your phone to the Blue Lagoon?

You can definitely take a phone to the Blue Lagoon and you will probably want it with you to take photos. However as everyone knows phones and water are not a good combi. 

THerefore if you want to take your phone to the Blue Lagoon you will also need …

Waterproof phone case

This is definitely needed to protect your phone as this will have it from water damage in the hot springs itself but also to protect the phone from humidity around the pool.

It also means you will be able to keep your phone with you at all times which protects it from theft. 

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Hair Bands 

The water at the blue lagoon is full of silica. Silica can actually cause damage to your hair so it is best to tie your hair up with hair bands for the Blue Lagoon. 

Water Bottles

It is best to try and stay hydrated at the Blue Lagoon. While water is available to purchase at the Blue Lagoon it is better for the environment and your wallet to take your own water bottle with you. 

Shampoo and Conditioner

There is shampoo and conditioner available for use at the Blue Lagoon however if you have a particular hair type or sensitive scalp it is best to take your own shampoo and conditioner with you. 

FAQs about what to wear to Blue Lagoon

Is nudity allowed at the Blue Lagoon?

Nudity is not allowed at the Blue Lagoon. You will absolutely need swimwear at the Blue Lagoon.  

This rule also extends to the sauna at the Blue Lagoon. Even at the sauna at the blue lagoon nudity is not allowed and swimwear will be required. 

What not to wear to the Blue Lagoon?

Can I wear my wedding ring at the Blue Lagoon? Can I wear jewelry to the Blue Lagoon

Although there are no specific rules against wearing jewelry or your wedding ring at the Blue Lagoon it is best if you don’t wear this to the Blue LAgoon and leave it at your hotel safe instead. 

The water at the blue lagoon is full of minerals and silica which can leave deposits on jewelry so it is best not to bring them. 

Can you wear contacts in the Blue Lagoon?

Due to the minerals and silica in the waters of the Blue Lagoon you are advised to take your contacts out before entering the water. 

We advise everyone to wear sunglasses in Iceland so if you wear contacts usually then you should pack prescription ones with you. 

Can you wear makeup in the blue lagoon?

You can wear makeup in the blue lagoon but it is best to wear waterproof mascara in case your face gets wet. 

However if you are planning to get a face mask at the Blue Lagoon then I would advise taking your make up off before entering the blue lagoon. 

Have you been to the Blue Lagoon? What did you pack for the Blue Lagoon? Leave us a comment with your top what to wear to the Blue Lagoon tips. 

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