The Blue Lagoon

You’ve got a 24 hour stop over in Iceland, what are you going to do with it?

Iceland is known for it’s vast rocky landscapes, Aurora Borealis, and glacial hiking, not so much for quick day trip activities. Factor in the cost of gas in one of the world’s most expensive countries, you’re looking at a tough task finding something to do when you land in Keflavik. Logic would say to head straight to the country’s capital of Reykjavik, but in this case you don’t have to go quite that far.

Just over 23km from the airport lies one of the top 25 natural wonders of the world. The Blue Lagoon is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for people flying through or staying in Iceland. The lagoon originally formed in 1976 from waste water from a nearby geothermal power plant. Over time, people began to bathe in the milky blue waters, claiming the silica mud helped treat skin ailments such as psoriasis. Over time, the lagoon has commercialized into a world-class spa experience with a full line of skin treatment products. The naturally warm temperatures of the water make it the perfect year round destination for a country looking to capitalize on it’s developing airline presence.

When planning your trip, keep in mind that transportation costs are going to be a factor. The cheapest option is to take the shuttle directly from the airport to the Blue Lagoon. If you are with a large group but are not in a tour group, renting a car might be your cheapest option despite it being a mere 15 minute drive. For more information including prices and a virtual tour, head to BlueLagoon.com.

Featured image via BlueLagoon.com.

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