Monday, March 5, 2018

soaking in a geothermal pool

If you're going to visit Iceland, than you have to stop by one of their geothermal hot springs or pools, especially if you're visiting in the winter like us. And the most famous of them all is of course the Blue Lagoon. So on our very last day in Iceland, we spent the morning soaking it all in before heading off to catch a flight home. 
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
Until the blue lagoon, I had never been to a real spa before. It always seemed like such an exorbitant luxury for this poor grad student. But that's exactly what the blue lagoon is....a spa. Between it's geothermal pool, in-water massages, algae face masks, and sauna--it's an incredible experience. And while it is a little pricey, it's also so reasonable for everything that you get. If anything, I'm almost bummed that this was my first real spa experience because no place will ever be able to compare. 
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
love that volcanic rock and crystal blue water---the coloration is caused by the minerals mixed into it
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
 geothermal selfies with all the steam coming off the water
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
It actually SNOWED and RAINED while we were at the blue lagoon. Normally, we would have been huddled away indoors for shelter, but instead we were nice and toasty in the 104 degree water.
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
A stop to the blue lagoon was just what we needed before catching our flights back to Boston. We had a hectic 4 days in Iceland with winter road-tripping, cave exploring, and riding Icelandic ponies. Meanwhile, our nights were spent chasing the northern lights. So it was nice to have a relaxing excursion to wind down our trip. 
making restorations soaking blue lagoon
We ended up spending a whopping 5 hours at the blue lagoon between soaking, having a sauna, doing silicon & algae face masks, and taking advantage of the swim-up bar. This last activity in Iceland did not disappoint. 
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2 comments:

  1. The blue lagoon is absolutely on my bucket list. It seems so amazing.

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