Friday's Fantasy: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, originally uploaded by Melanie Surplice.

This was one of my most bizarre travel experiences...imagine bobbing around in geothermally heated water (boiling in some parts), while your head is freezing in the outside temperature of about -5C. So was my morning at the Blue Lagoon Spa in Reyjavik, Iceland.

According to the Blue Lagoon's website ,"The water’s temperature is 37-39°C / 98-102°F. The lagoon holds six million litres of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Regular sampling shows that “common” bacteria do not thrive in this ecosystem, thus additional cleansers such as chlorine are not needed.

The Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is a part of an ecocycle where nature and science work in harmony. The seawater originates 2000 meter/6562 ft beneath the ground where it is heated by earth’s natural forces. At this depth the temperature is 240°C/464°F and the pressure is 36 times the pressure on the earth’s surface. The geothermal seawater comes into contact with cooling magmatic intrusions and captures the earth’s minerals, resulting in this unique natural source known for its healing power and actives."

Impressive eh? A nice warm bath that's good for you too. Hope you have a fabulous, relaxing weekend :)

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