PLACE: Blue Lagoon Spa
LOCATION: Grindavik, Iceland
NOTORIOUS: Geothermal Hotspring
COORDINATES: 63.880, -22.449
CURRENCY: Icelandic Króna
I’m starting the adventure of collecting wonder with the Blue Lagoon, a famous geothermal spa located 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. The reason why is because the first time I saw this photo of people floating above the milky turquoise geothermal water, I couldn’t believe it was real. I instinctively scanned the photo for the touch of a photoshop magician. I went on an internet dive to find the photographic source to believe it was actually a place on earth.
It’s true, it is real. But the steamy waters are man-made. It’s run off from a near-by geothermal power plant built to harness the heat of lava flow in the area. The water is rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and averages 37-39 °C (98–102 °F) in temperature, just like a hot tub without the insane levels of chlorine. As you move closer to the water source, you can control how warm your hot spring experience is. Apparently it’s only a 20 minute drive from the international airport so if you need a last minute pit stop to kill some time, this would be a cool option. The website is pretty fancy, you can check more out about it here.
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