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16th October 2017

As the final echoes of my Icelandic escapade lingered in the crisp Arctic air, I found myself drawn to the ethereal embrace of Blue Lagoon – a geothermal spa nestled in a lava field near Grindavik. With my travel buddy bidding adieu at the airport, I seized the opportunity to indulge in the ultimate relaxation before my early morning flight the next day.

Blue Lagoon Unveiled: A Mirage in the Lava

Located just 20 km from Keflavik International Airport, Blue Lagoon is a testament to the exquisite geothermal wonders that Iceland harbors. The spa, adorned with a surreal blue hue, owes its enchanting color to the high silica content in the water. As I descended into the warm embrace of the lagoon, the silica-rich mud underfoot promised a therapeutic encounter, inviting bathers to indulge in a skin-pampering ritual.

Nature’s Palette: A Symphony of Blues

The water’s serene blue shade conceals the intricate dance of nature beneath. Blue Lagoon is a marvel crafted by the alchemy of nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi. Superheated water, vented from the earth near a lava flow, powers turbines, generating electricity. As the steam and hot water pass through heat exchangers, they weave their way into the lagoon. This union of science and nature birthed a haven renowned for its soothing effects on the skin, attracting seekers of rejuvenation from across the globe.

From Patient to Paradise: The Healing Legacy

In the pages of Blue Lagoon’s history, a transformative chapter unfolded in 1981. A psoriasis patient found solace in the waters, his symptoms alleviated. This revelation birthed Blue Lagoon’s journey into the world of skincare. The spa, opened in 1987, became a hub of therapeutic wonders. Silica, algae, and salt – nature’s concoction – graced the water, inspiring the creation of skincare products that would echo the lagoon’s healing touch.

Beyond the Lagoon: A World of Indulgence

Blue Lagoon isn’t merely a lagoon; it’s a universe of serenity.

  • Silica Hotel: A sanctuary of comfort amidst the lava fields.
  • Retreat Spa & Hotel: Where luxury meets the rugged beauty of Iceland.
  • Three Culinary Havens: Restaurants offering a symphony of flavors.
  • Skincare Stores: A treasure trove of products inspired by the lagoon’s essence.

Opening Hours: From 9:00 am to 21:00 pm

Journey of Serenity: The Entry Fee For a day of bliss with pre-booking, the entry fee begins at ISK 6990 (Comfort) and ISK 8990.

As I submerged myself in the warm embrace of Blue Lagoon’s waters, I marveled at the seamless integration of natural wonders and human ingenuity. The vibrant hues of the lagoon mirrored the enchantment of my Icelandic odyssey, leaving me rejuvenated and ready to carry the whispers of Iceland’s beauty to the corners of the world.

Explore Blue Lagoon – where nature’s canvas meets the artistry of relaxation.

A Sojourn in Bliss: My Blue Lagoon Odyssey

As I stepped into the realm of Blue Lagoon, a symphony of excitement played in my heart, anticipating the serenity that awaited within. The azure waters embraced a multitude of tourists, each reveling in their unique indulgences – a living testament to the allure of this geothermal paradise.

Dive into Euphoria: A Spa Extravaganza

The scene unfolded with guests delighting in the embrace of the mineral-rich waters, sipping on refreshing beverages from the water bar, and luxuriating with facial masks amidst the ethereal beauty of the lagoon. My senses danced to the rhythm of relaxation as I navigated the pool, encountering the soothing touch of water massages, saunas, and steam rooms that beckoned from the periphery.

Companionship Amidst Tranquility: A Chance Encounter

In the midst of my aquatic adventure, fate intertwined my journey with that of a friendly Indian lady. Together, we shared laughter, stories, and the sheer joy of experiencing Blue Lagoon’s wonders. The camaraderie added an extra layer of warmth to an already enchanting escapade.

A Toast to Luxury: Water Bar and Lava Restaurant

No spa experience is complete without a touch of indulgence. The water bar offered tantalizing mocktails, a refreshing pause in the midst of therapeutic submersion. Post-bath, I surrendered to the allure of Lava Restaurant. With an opulent ambiance and exquisite service, it was the perfect culmination of my Blue Lagoon adventure.

The Night’s Embrace: Base Hotel by Keflavik

For a peaceful night’s rest, I found refuge in the vibrant atmosphere of “Base Hotel by Keflavik.” Amidst fellow travelers, I discovered a tranquil haven in a private room, allowing the night to unfold with a sense of shared adventure.

A Fond Farewell: Concluding the Icelandic Chapter

As dawn painted the Icelandic sky, my journey reached its zenith. Returning my trusty companion, the rented car, marked the end of my Icelandic road trip. With a heart brimming with memories, I embarked on the final leg – a flight to Spain, carrying with me the whispers of Blue Lagoon’s blissful embrace.

In the tapestry of my travel diaries, Blue Lagoon stands out as a vibrant thread, weaving together relaxation, camaraderie, and the luxury of Icelandic indulgence. Until our paths cross again, dear Blue Lagoon, your memory shall remain etched in the mosaic of my wanderlust.

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