Located in the southwest of the Iceland Blue Lagoon or Bláa Lónið in Icelandic is a geothermal spa that has become one of the most visited tourist attractions of the 'land of fire and ice'.
The vaporous waters, rich in minerals such as silica and sulphur, are at an average temperature of 40º C. This has made the Blue Lagoon well-known for its healing powers. This mineral-rich water comes from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power plant and the ocean.
The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark, located only 39 kilometres from the capital Reykjavik.
This magnificent lagoon was discovered in the late 1970's, arousing the interest of both Icelanders and tourists. Nowadays, it receives thousands of visits every year, and has recently been voted as the best healing spa in the world.
One more reason to visit Iceland.