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Warming up at the Blue Lagoon

Day 149 of 164 Days Around the World Cruise

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a geothermal spa located in a lava field near Grindavík, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Reykjavík. The lagoon is fed by runoff from a nearby geothermal power plant, and the water is rich in minerals, including silica, which is said to be beneficial for the skin.

The Blue Lagoon is open year-round, and it is a popular place to visit for both locals and tourists. The lagoon is divided into two areas: the main lagoon, which is open to the public, and the Retreat Spa, which is a more exclusive area with additional amenities.

The main lagoon is a large, open-air pool that can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The water is milky blue in color and has a temperature of around 37-39 degrees Celsius (98-102 degrees Fahrenheit). The lagoon is surrounded by lava rocks, and there is a bar and restaurant on site.

The Retreat Spa is a smaller, more exclusive area that offers a variety of additional amenities, including a private lagoon, a sauna, a steam room, and a variety of spa treatments. The Retreat Spa is also home to the Lava Restaurant, which offers fine dining with stunning views of the lagoon.

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. The combination of the milky blue water, the lava rocks, and the geothermal steam creates a truly otherworldly atmosphere. The Blue Lagoon is also a great place to relax and rejuvenate, and the spa treatments are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.

The Blue Lagoon is a truly magical place, and it is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Iceland.

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