If you wish to swim in the Blue Lagoon, please remember to bring your bathing suit and to pack it in your carry-on. Towels will be provided. Slippers, bathrobes and spa treatments are available at an additional cost.
At the Park Inn Hotel in Keflavik. On this program, breakfasts will offer a typical European style breakfast buffet with breads, cheeses, cold-cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, tea and water. Please note that water is included in the program cost at all meals.
Following breakfast, visit the Blue Lagoon, which was accidentally formed in 1976 during operation at a nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began to bathe in the unique water and apply the silica mud to their skin. Those with psoriasis noticed an incredible improvement in their condition. Today the Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations and features a research and development facility searching for cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water. Learn the history of the volcanic eruption that formed the surrounding landscape 800 years ago, and how the Blue Lagoon itself came to be. Enjoy some free time to bathe in the lagoon.
Enjoy a 2-course plated lunch at Lava Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon.
Transfer to Reykjavik to check-in to the hotel. Late this afternoon, meet for the program orientation. Your Group Leader will lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Welcome dinner at the hotel.
At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.