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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
August 15, 2013
From journal Iceland Excursions
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
August 14, 2013
From journal Exploring the Rekyjanes Peninsula
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 17, 2010
May 20, 2008
yorktown heights, New York
December 1, 2007
From journal Iceland in the Winter
March 9, 2007
From journal Smoky Bay Town
New York, New York
June 19, 2006
From journal Swimming & (Sun)bathing in Iceland
March 2, 2005
One of the biggest benefits of the Blue Lagoon is the silica mud. White and grainy, it can be found in buckets around the lagoon, near underwater benches and places to relax. Smear the mud on your skin and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash it off - your skin will feel renewed and open, rosy from your pores being cleansed and open. The mud is said to have healing powers for skin conditions like psoriasis, and we saw firsthand that this was true when one of my friends saw a vast improvement in the discoloration of his skin. The Blue Lagoon is fairly inexpensive - general admission is 1200 ISK, about $15. They also have towels, bathing suits, and other necessities for rent. In the spa area, treat yourself to a massage (done in the water). When you need a break, head into the snack bar - and don't forget to try a Blue Lagoon cocktail!
From journal Go North: Reykjavik, Iceland
Apex, North Carolina
February 19, 2005
On the way back to the hotel, the bus stopped to look for the Northern Lights, but unfortunately, they weren't visible. We also booked a second visit on our last day in Iceland. After some relaxing time in the lagoon and a quick bite from the cafeteria, we departed, and the tour bus delivered us to Keflavik Airport in plenty of time for our flight. It was a great way to relax before a long flight back to the U.S. [NOTE: You can stow your clothes and personal items in a secure locker and rent towels, robes, and swimsuits if you need them.]
From journal Iceland 2005
September 10, 2004
The Blue Lagoon is a manmade lagoon in the middle of a lava field. The water comes from a natural hot spring a mile below
the surface. The water is used to generate electricity and to heat fresh water before being pumped out over the lava field.
Because the water comes from a natural hot spring, it has a slight sulfur smell to it. Additionally, the minerals in the
water give it its blue color.
We took a dip in the Blue Lagoon and it felt wonderful. It was like taking a warm bath. The air temperature was in the mid
30's but the water temperature was around 100. Some spots were hotter than that. You are required to take a shower before
getting into the lagoon. This serves two purposes. One, it helps keep the water clean and two, it warms your body to reduce
the shock of stepping out into 30 degree weather in your bathing suit. You can also enter the lagoon from a wading area
inside the building and then wade through a door that leads to the outside area. Traci and I wimped out and waded from the
inside instead of entering the lagoon from the outside.
We relaxed in the Blue Lagoon for about a half hour. Each of us took turns getting out, running to grab the camera to take
pictures, and getting back in before the cold wind got us.
After getting out of the lagoon, we got dressed, checked out the souvenir shop, and used our discount coupon at the
restaurant (the fish was excellent --almond-crusted haddock for Traci and curry trout for me). The waters of the Blue Lagoon
are supposed to be good for the skin, so naturally the souvenir shop was selling all types of cosmetic and skin care products
made from the water and minerals of the lagoon.
We took some time to take pictures from the overlook area of the Blue Lagoon. While we were up there, we saw a man in nothing
but his swimming trunks taking pictures of the lagoon and the surrounding lava field. Traci and I were dressed and had on our
winter jackets, but still got a little chilly when the wind blew. We could not believe this man was standing out in this cold
weather for so long. There he stood for at least 15 minutes taking pictures, without even a shiver. Unbelievable!
From journal Iceland Getaway