The Blue Lagoon – Iceland’s Famous Geothermal Spa
The Blue Lagoon is a man-made, geothermal spa that is located in a lava field in southwestern Iceland. It is one of the country’s most popular attractions and is certainly worth visiting if you’re in the area.
The water in the Blue Lagoon remains at a temperature of 37-40°C (98-104°F) year round, and it’s unique colour is the result of the silica, algae and minerals contained in it. Many visitors with skin conditions such as psoriasis, have claimed that the water has helped to relieve their symptoms.
The spa also features a sauna, steam bath and massaging waterfall in addition to the lagoon. Since the Blue Lagoon is just 25 minutes away from the Keflavik airport, many people choose to visit it either upon arrival or before departing Iceland.