Ok. I'm obsessed with this place and I haven't even been, yet. The key word being YET. I'll be fitting it into my schedule sometime this coming week. No doubt. I heard about it before arriving and knew it would be one of my first destinations.
This little bit of paradise resides about a 40 minute drive outside Reykjavik. Not quite a stone's throw away, but close enough.
The Blue Lagoon is more than a natural pool of water. Oh. It's so much more.
"The origin of the seawater is from 2000 meters beneath the surface. In its travels through porous lava, a blend of sea and fresh water undergoes mineral exchange and then near the surface, concentration occurs, due to vaporization, evaporation and finally, sedimentation.
The lagoon at the Blue Lagoon holds six million liters of water, all of which is renewed in 40 hours. The water's temperature is 37-39°C. The geothermal seawater's special ecosystem has a self-cleansing effect. Regular sampling shows that "common" bacteria do not thrive in this ecosystem. Thus additional cleansers such as chlorine are not needed. Its unique active ingredients: Minerals, silica and algae have been praised for their benefits on healthy skin and on skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. The aquamarine blue color is the result of these active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae."
Nothing beats the beauty of Mother Nature. Nothing. What a treat there are natural wonders in the world such as this. I'm looking forward to adding a plethora of my own pics soon! In the meantime, I'll be adding interesting facts about this little known country near the Arctic in future posts.