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What is the way to get from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon for the cheapest price?

  • Are you also going to or from the airport? The cheapest option is to take transport between the airport and stop at the lagoon. – Itai Jan 30 '17 at 21:46
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    You have tagged your question iceland, reyjavik, and budget. The latter is mutually exclusive with either of the first two. Your best bet is to bring a bicycle. – gerrit Jan 31 '17 at 15:25
  • Though I think I would enjoy having a bike, it would be far too difficult to bring in my carry-on :P I'll look at renting bikes though, good idea! – Throsby Feb 2 '17 at 5:11
  • @gerrit After having gone and come back, I realize only now that you were joking and I was an idiot. – Throsby May 12 '17 at 12:07
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There is no local bus service to the Blue Lagoon so your formal options are essentially walk (the whole way could take days), hire a car or take a taxi. Assuming a ~70 km trek does not suit, there are unofficial alternatives that might suit.

There is a bus that runs between Reykjavik and the international airport at Keflavik. Cost for a singe (adult) is around 2.500 ISK (about $20). It does stop between termini but not where would suit you, so you would have to persuade the driver to be helpful. That might not be possible if a bus is running late, since it has flights to catch, but the service is roughly hourly and if the first won't co-operate, the second might. (The schedule is too frequent to be covered by the same driver on consecutive journeys.)

If to drop you off at the 43/41 junction just after Vogar you would be left with a walk of about five miles. However the second part of 'unofficial' is that Icelanders are very helpful to hitchhikers and, depending upon the time of day, there is a good chance of a lift for at least part of the way.

  • Also please note that you would need to arrange to get somewhere from Blue Lagoon. It is literally in the middle of nowhere (basically a huge stoned lava field), there is NOTHING nearby. – George Y. Jan 31 '17 at 0:12
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    That's what worried me, that's a really crappy place to be strangled in. – George Y. Jan 31 '17 at 0:19
  • @GeorgeY. And I hope that by "strangled" you mean "stranded"! – user1014 Jan 31 '17 at 0:48
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    Also grayline.is buses were couple dollars cheaper than Flybus last Aug when I was there. – George Y. Jan 31 '17 at 2:11
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    Not sure about this, there are two different buses at the airport, grayline had their own with their livery, but I think flybus is too. Maybe because Euro is down comparing to Aug? – George Y. Jan 31 '17 at 4:08
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The cheapest option I'm aware of (short of hitchhiking) would be the buses operated by Reykjavik Excursions. You can buy a round trip ticket that includes admission to the lagoon for 9600 ISK.

Grayline also offers this service for 86 EUR (approx 10600 ISK).

In case you have a rental car, the admission alone is 5400 ISK. Do keep in mind that pre-booking is required.

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