The design of the Blue Lagoon complex emphasizes the contrast between our modern technological environment and the unique natural surroundings at Svartsengi.
The building is set on the ridge of the “Illahraun” lava field. The 200 meter long pathway from the parking area to the main entrance leads the guests into a gully and through the lava barrier. Inside the building the gully is continued by a manmade rock wall which leads through the entry hall, restaurant area and onward out onto a terrace at the waters edge. At this point the manmade wall again becomes the natural rim which surrounds the lagoon. The entry hall serves as access to the changing rooms and bathing area, the restaurant and conference area, and the tourist shop. The bathing area is visible through the glass wall of the entry hall and restaurant.