The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. It is also known for its healing effects.
The steaming lagoon is located in a lava field in Grindavík, on the south-west- coast of Iceland. This giant bathtub is actually man-made. It is created as an over spill pool for the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station. The lagoon is filled with six million liters of seawater from 6,561 ft (2,000 m) beneath the earth’s surface.
The temperature is between 99 °F and 102 °F (37-39 °C), making it nice and warm bathing experience. There’s a lot more to enjoy in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Saunas, massaging waterfall or a bath carved out of a natural lava cave will definitely make your stay unforgettable.
The steamy waters are rich in many healthy minerals, like white silica mud. For its healing effects, the spa is especially recommended for those with skin problems. But, there’s one thing you should know. Due to the high sulphur content, the waters are a bit smelly. However, once you dip into the warm and blue waters of the lagoon, you will immediately forget about its downsides.