Blue Lagoon in Iceland: World's Biggest Geothermal Spa
Relax and reset your mind at one of the most incredible places in the world, the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is an absolute gem of Iceland, the water was piping hot and relaxing. I can see why this place is considered to be part of the Top 25 of Natural Wonders of the world.
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The entrance fee was around $40 and they allowed me to store my suitcases safely since I came directly from the airport. You can primarily find tourists at the Blue Lagoon since it is in close proximity to the airport. Many tourists go to Iceland for a stopover on route to Europe or America and come here to relax.
The best time to go is during the early morning while it is still dark outside than you can see the sun slowly rise and experience a beautiful dawn inside the lagoon. The lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every two days.
The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). The Blue Lagoon also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.
Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.
After three hours of dipping in the giant geothermal heated spa I dressed up and hopped on the first bus on route to Reykjavik. I had to change the original soundtrack due to a copyright claim, the original can be found here.