The Blue Lagoon, tickets need to be bought in advance
Iceland continues to grow as a tourist destination, and rightly so, but gradually the increase in number of visitors is beginning to be felt. The most famous Icelandic attraction - the Blue Lagoon - has announced that this summer's expected high visitor numbers will mean you will have to buy your tickets in advance.
The lagoon has become a victim of its own success and the new limited entry is being applied to ensure that the site can continue to provide a relaxing atmosphere and avoid the overcrowding that has on occasions been felt, especially in the changing areas. It will also no longer be free to enter the lagoon if you are not swimming.
These changes should ensure the attraction's magic is maintained.
More information and the tickets themselves will be available from their website.
Iceland seems to be having another great year this year.
There are many festivals and events taking place: the Harpa concert hall on the Reykjavik Harbourfront opened last year and has been producing some wonderful events, the Reykjavik arts festival shall begin mid May across the city, an All Tomorrow's Parties festival curated by Nick Cave takes over the old Airforce Base in Keflavik, and the always fantastic Viking Festival (June 14-17), National Day (June 17) and Jazz Festival (August) continue to express what a culturally exciting destination Iceland continues to be.
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