By the time you reach the Blue Lagoon, you will have lost all connection to the world as we know it. The barren landscape that leads the way to this ethereal paradise knows how to set the tone. Located at the southwestern end of the island, Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa complex that hosts fascinating bathing and swimming areas. Its foamy blue waters owe their eye-catching look to a high concentration of silica, algae, and salt. Contrary to popular belief, the entire site is human-made. The water comes from a nearby geothermal power station and goes through intricate processes before reaching the lagoon.
Recent years have brought much attention to the site, resulting in a significant tourist influx and several hotels and health facilities. Although affected by the commercial attention, Blue Lagoon preserves its unspoiled aura and brims with a variety of relaxing activities. To experience the healing powers of the thermal water, try a good mineral-rich mud scrub. In-water bars and massages offer more luxurious pleasures, and an invigorating experience awaits in the private spas. But beyond its utilitarian appeal, Blue Lagoon will awe you into silence with a seductive landscape built upon contrasting views. Here, it is all about ponds surrounded by black volcanic earth and untouched nature against post-modern edifices.
Blue Lagoon Gallery
Tours visiting the Blue Lagoon
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