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

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

Thick steam create silhouettes of swimmers entering the pool

 

 

The cafeteria

The cafeteria

 

 

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.

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