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Heat Up In The Icy Past

By Emma Mykytyn on 24th March 2014

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    Holding six million litres of geothermal water captured from 2000 metres beneath you and at a temperature between 37°C and 39°C, you can appreciate why Icelanders and tourists alike flock to the Blue Lagoon.

    The lagoon is entirely man made being a byproduct of the power station nearby.

    It is Iceland’s most popular attraction, however there is enough space for everyone to chill out. In addition to the lagoon, there’s a sauna, steam room, massaging waterfall as well as a specialist massage area. A shop, café, restaurant and viewing deck keep you occupied after visiting.

    The changing areas are secure with shampoo/conditioner, towels and flip flops on hand for you. It is recommended that you put a good dollop of conditioner in your hair as the water is very drying for the hair ( and very smelly).

    As you step outside the smell of sulphur is overpowering, but you soon get used to it. Stepping into the warm water you soon forget where you are. Boxes of silica mud are dotted around so you can lavish yourself with a mineral rich mask. 

    Located in the lagoon is a refreshment cabin, with beer, wine and soft drinks available. Drinking Krap is optional (it’s an iced drink, very sweet).

    Getting to the Blue Lagoon is easy with connections from both Reykjavik and Keflavik Airport as well as coach companies operating regular services.

     

    Video Links:

    View from Main Entrance to pool - http://youtu.be/7uySHML_ZCE

    View from viewing area - http://youtu.be/nRQrVjuFsbk

     

    You can read more from Emma on her blog www.foodanddrinkglasgow.co.uk and tweeting @glasgowfoodie.

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