A September 2004 trip
to Reykjavik by Jenn126
Quote: Iceland is a small country (roughly the size of Kentucky--nestled in the northern seas and straddling the Artic Circle). It's closer than you think--and it's mysterious, welcoming, and beautiful.
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Attraction | "The Blue Lagoon (Bláa Lónið)"
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!
Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa)
Grindavik lava field, Reykjanes Peninsula
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Attraction | "Gullfoss"
The falls rush gray and white over rocks and spill down into a shadowed canyon, adding mystery. Good photographs can be taken at the overlook, and then if you want close-ups, stroll down the gravel road and stand out on the rocks. You'll feel the river spray hitting you on the face, which is cool and refreshing. This natural wonder certainly was a sight to see, and I must say, worth the long drive. All you need to do to get there is take Highway 1, and if you don't have a car, tours can be booked in Reykjavik.
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Golden Falls (Gullfoss)
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Reykjavik, Iceland 101
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