I think at least 7 or 8 out of 10 people who visited Iceland have gone to Blue Lagoon before. It’s a geothermal spa which is very close to the Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik. Because of it’s proximity to the airport, it’s a very good stop before leaving. There were local tour companies offering packages where you go to Blue Lagoon in the morning, spend a few hours there and then head directly to the airport for a late afternoon/early evening flight.
The water in the geothermal pool is really blue in colour because of the rich minerals in it. The water temperature isn’t too warm (just about 37-39 Degrees Celsius) so even in a summer, it’s quite comfortable. However, if you don’t like the smell of sulphur or is even allergic to the element, you’d better exclude it from your itinerary.
It isn’t too expensive if you are just bathing there for a few hours and so I think it’s an excellent relaxing activity at the end of an eventful Iceland trip. Of course if you book for those extra treatment services and/or you like their health products, your bill can add up very quickly.
The quality of this picture is not very good because I took it using a cheap Ricoh digital camera and the lighting condition proved to be too much for it. The cloudy weather made it more difficult and the original picture is plagued with severe noise. After an aggressive noise reduction, the picture is not very sharp but indeed I couldn’t see things there clearly because of the steam anyway, so it’s actually a very good reflection of the reality!