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The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geo thermal spa near to the Icelandic International Airport in Keflavik and only a short drive from Reykjavik.


It is difficult to describe the sensation of being in water that is the temperature of bath water but outdoors. Also the strange sensation of water that is a milky blue colour which meant you could only see about 1.5 inches below the surface. It is a stunning place to visit. It is located at the join of the Eurasian and American tectonic plates and is fueled by the geo thermal springs that contantly add boiling water to the spa.


As well as the heated pool which goes to a depth of about 5 feet, there is a heated waterfall, steam rooms and relaxing massage areas. Other facilities include a restaurant, cafe and shop.


Even though the sun was not at its brightest, the amazing 3 hours spent there resulted in skight redness and warmth of the skin. I hate to say sunburn as Iceland, May and sunburn may be hard to believe.


Justifiably, the Blue Lagoon is on most tourist agendas and attracts 400k visitors each year.

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Uploaded on May 18, 2012