Our staff is our most vital asset. We help employees channel their talents effectively, and we strive to give all staff members the opportunity to grow, achieve their goals, and fulfill their potential.
Diversity and harmony
Blue Lagoon is a diverse workplace where individuals of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, and professional qualifications work in harmony.
“It’s a privilege to take part in the development and growth of Blue Lagoon Iceland. I face different tasks and challenges every day.”
Anna Karen Sigurjónsdóttir started working at Blue Lagoon in 1996. Beginning life here as an attendant in the changing rooms, she has taken on many different roles and responsibilities and has worked her way to the top. She is now Spa Director and an integral part of the executive team.
“I have the same responsibilities and the same opportunities as everybody else. Being deaf makes no difference.”
Unnur Pétursdóttir is a chef at LAVA Restaurant. She was born deaf, but that hasn’t stopped her from establishing herself as a shining star in the firmament of Icelandic culinary arts. She recently won the annual “Deaf Chef” competition in Denmark.
“Guests with different cultural backgrounds have different needs. It can be very handy to have a first-hand experience from different parts of the world.”
Marisa Sicat is from the Philippines. She moved to Iceland in 1987 after finishing her university degree in the US. She has worked at Blue Lagoon since 2006, becoming the store manager in 2013. She has watched Blue Lagoon grow, and has grown with it.
“In many ways, the magic of Blue Lagoon is related to the environment. All construction is done with the highest regard for preserving the sanctity of the surrounding landscape.”
Hartmann Kárason was one of the first employees of Blue Lagoon, often wearing multiple hats: working reception, handling security, etc. He is now in charge of all new construction and development, and is a member of the executive team.
“The opportunities are countless, especially for young people. There is great potential for career development.”
Pétur Rühl was promoted to Reception Manager at the age of 19, just a few months after starting at Blue Lagoon. During the coming year, he will be working part-time so that he can focus on his studies: he is working toward a degree in financial engineering at the University of Iceland.
Education and training
We promote and support the professional development of our staff by investing continuously in their education and training. This enables employees to perform their roles with confidence, cope with unexpected changes, and take advantage of opportunities for individual growth and on-the-job development.