Blue Lagoon Iceland has reopened select facilities in Svartsengi for the first time since earthquakes hit in November.
Guests can now visit Blue Lagoon, the Blue Café, Lava Restaurant, the Retreat Spa, Spa Restaurant and the on-site Blue Lagoon Skincare Store.
Silica Hotel, Retreat Hotel and Moss Restaurant will remain closed until 7:00 GMT on December 21, when the situation will be reassessed.
The decision to reopen was made in collaboration with the government and local authorities. It will be the first time in over a month that the geothermal spa has opened its doors.
The opening also coincides with the construction of the specialised protective barriers in the area and around the Blue Lagoon sites in Svartsengi.
Opening hours will be slightly reduced and select establishments will be open from 11:00 to 20:00 GMT. Regular visitors and those with memberships will not be able to drive their own vehicles as the roads are only currently open to bus traffic.
Helga Árnadóttir, Chief Operator of Sales, Operations and Services at Blue Lagoon Iceland, said: “After several challenging weeks, we look forward to reopening our operations in Svartsengi. Our invaluable staff is excited to welcome guests back to Blue Lagoon Iceland and has been working tirelessly to ensure the guest experience will be both safe and joyful.
“Despite the events of the last few weeks, damage to our buildings and the infrastructure—including encompassing pipelines, electricity, and other key components—was minimal and they remain in excellent condition.”