The Blue Lagoon in Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is certainly one of the most visited places in Iceland and that is because this bodz of water is considered to be one of the most supernatural on Earth. The water’s temperature in the places people ca swim is about 40 C (104 F). Also, this water is very rich in minerals that is why it is considered to have curative powers. Although many people believe that the Blue Lagoon is something natural, perfectly matching with all the other otherwordly landscapes in Iceland , it is actually man made. It has been created by run-off from the Svartsengi power plant. The water is being pumped because it is needed to generate heat and electricity. The excess, being absolutely clean, is released into the Blue Lagoon.
What to expect from the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa where you can relax while swimming in geothermal sea water. All this time you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings that consist of amazing lava fields and unique black sandy beaches. The sea water comes to the lagoon from the wells that can be found 2000 m (6000 f) deep. The water is warm throughout the whole year never dropping below 36 C (100 F). You can also find there an indoor Blue Lagoon and a geothermal sauna. The properties of this sea water (rich in mineral salt, silica and blue green algae) are excellent for providing you the relaxation you need. The silica has exfoliating properties having a revitalizing effect for your skin and the mineral salt is perfect for relaxing and balancing your body.