Can you believe I had yet another chance to visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon on my way to the airport? That’s right – I’m headed back to the Blue Lagoon! While some enjoy visiting during their trip, I save this goodie up right before a flight back home. The Blue Lagoon or Bláa Lónið in Icelandic, is ideally situated only 20 minutes from the airport in Keflavik.
I have had the chance to visit during the winter, summer, and Fall, during the day and at night, and I can say that this time I was probably the coldest I have ever felt in Iceland. Hence, the super short video as I couldn’t handle the cold.
According to the Blue Lagoon, “the geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C (100°F). Perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bathe.” Whether you go in the Summer or the Winter, the temperature is generally 37-40°C (98-104°F), year-round.
Video was shot with a GoPro Hero on an OlloClip monopod.
Did you know that the water at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon isn’t really blue? Read why and learn more about the Blue Lagoon here on the website.
Read more of my posts about Iceland here.
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Another Visit to the Iceland’s Blue Lagoon – 18 July 2017