Photo Essay- The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular tourist destination. It is known around the world for it mineral-rich waters, which serve as a cure for many skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

The weather on the day of my visit was not ideal, with a brutally cold wind coming from the west along with a moderate amount of sleet. I hadn’t been dissuaded from visiting by this, since the waters of the lagoon are headed.

In the end, I wasn’t able to take my dSLR camera outside for very long with the wet weather, so most of these photos were taken with my GoPro camera or my iphone.

I had my own rental car, and the drive from Reykjavik was a little less than an hour. Many Icelandic tour companies offer excursions to The Blue Lagoon, both from Reykjavik and from Keflivak Airport, for the convenience of those who flights have a stopover in Iceland.

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The signature light blue waters

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Modern facilities offer something for everyone

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The lifeguards are in snowmobile suits!

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Ahhhh!

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Therapeutic mud available for use

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Taken with the GoPro in it’s waterproof case

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Well-reputed on-site restaurant

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Gift shop

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2 Responses to “Photo Essay- The Blue Lagoon, Iceland”

  1. This looks fantastic. Can’t wait to get to Iceland!

  2. This looks amazing. I think it makes it even better that the conditions were so horrible out. It must have been nice to be all warm in the hot water as the wind howled.

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