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Blue Lagoon you must spend the day

The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor geothermal pool and is among the most popular attractions in Iceland. It is located in a lava field in Grindavik, in an area favorable for Geothermal power.

The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at high temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities.

On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica, sulphur and other minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 96 to 102°F). but other variables including weather and time of year, the water temperature fluctuates beyond this range.

The waters  are said to have helped people with skin disease. The manmade lagoon is fed by water output from the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is milky blue and mineral rich, which is renewed every one to two days.

Other features of Blue Lagoon include sauna, steam room, in-water massage, fine dining room and casual snack areas. Advance reservations are necessary and be ready to travel a bit over an hour from Reykjavik. One of the twenty-five natural wonders of the world.



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