Iceland (1) – The Blue Lagoon (Bláa lónið)
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa reputed to help people suffering from skin diseases. It is located in a lava field in Grindavik, 39 kms southeast of Reykjavik.
The swimming area. Reputed to help people suffering from skin diseases, the temperature averages 37 to 39 C
Thick steam create silhouettes of swimmers entering the pool
There was a beautiful area outside the pool with a designated path. A mixture of peacock blue water and lava rocks covered with moss provided visitors a close look and feel. Interestingly enough, I thought the water would be warm but it was actually cool. The white substance you see is a buildup of rich minerals like silicon and sulphur. The following photos depict this area.