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Bathing in the Blue Lagoon
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Drive past Perlan or ‘The Pearl’, a glass dome on the top of the hot-water tanks in Reykjavik and through the suburbs, towards Hafnarfjordur. Continue through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula towards the Blue Lagoon. Here, you’ll have approximately two hours to indulge in the famous waters of the lagoon. The Blue Lagoon owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant. This is not a swimming-pool for regular swimming, rather a unique relaxing bathing experience. The water of the Lagoon is 98° F warm, mineral-rich and reputed for its healing properties. The blue color of the water, the steam and the 13-foot high lava wall surrounding the Lagoon succeed in creating a unique atmosphere. This natural and very popular health spa is now a major attraction in the region, one of the most visited places on the island. The facilities offer a tax-free shop, café and very good changing-rooms.
Your drive back to Reykjavik takes you over the barren Reykjanes peninsula dominated by old lava-flows.
Need to Know:
Note: Bring Swimwear. For hygienic purposes, you'll have to take a shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon. Guests will get a wristband which they can use to buy drinks in the lagoon and pay on the way out – also includes one complementary drink. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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