The Blue Lagoon will soon require that guests pre-book their visit Also, A viewing fee of EUR 10 (ISK 1,600, USD 13) will be charged as of June 1.
Last year around 600,000 guests visited the Blue Lagoon, 112,000 thereof who visited to view the site but not bathe, ruv.is reports.
Ten percent of the viewing fee will be used for the development of tourism on the Reykjanes peninsula where the Blue Lagoon is located, such as the construction of walking paths and signs.
Director of public relations Magnea Guðmundsdóttir told ruv.is that a fixed number of people will be able to book at different times of the day corresponding with the number of people who can be accommodated in the change rooms and showers, thereby avoiding queues.
“People can then use their time in Iceland even better. They can enjoy the nature in the surrounding area and then come to the Blue Lagoon at the time they have decided on,” she said.
National Geographic named the Blue Lagoon among the world’s 25 most remarkable places last year.