Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland: Mother Nature’s Healing Gift
The Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland (known as Bláa lónið in Icelandic) is one of Iceland’s major tourist attractions. The geothermal spa was accidentally formed by condensed outlet water from the nearby geothermal power plant back in 1976. The water from the plant was meant to evaporate into the porous lava field but the dense lava layers caused the water not to disappear. At first, the lagoon was simply a lake in the lava field but as time passed by people started bathing in the lake.
Healing Qualities of the Blue Lagoon
People who suffered from skin conditions like Psoriasis began noticing that bathing in the lagoon while applying the silica mud to their skin would improve their condition. Between 1987 and 1995, the lagoon opened its first public bathing facilities. Soon afterwards, a special clinic for people suffering from Psoriasis was opened. Since then, Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland has continued to harness this gift from nature to create various spa services and products.
There is also a Research and Development facility which helps to find cures for various skin conditions using the mineral-rich water. The fascinating story behind the lagoon spa is narrated by skilled guides who explain the history, science, and nature behind it. There is an interesting tour of the Spa which takes about 40 minutes and covers the entire outdoors and indoors.
Where is the Blue Lagoon Spa?
The Blue Lagoon Spa is located in Grindavík on the South Western part of Iceland. It is set on the Reykjanes Peninsula; approximately 24 miles from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik and 8 miles from the Keflavík International airport. The drive from the airport to the geothermal spa takes about 20 minutes while a drive from the capital city takes approximately 40 minutes. There are various scheduled bus transfers from the airport and capital city to the lagoon spa.
What Makes Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland Such a Popular Destination?
The healing qualities of the Blue Lagoon Spa are unparalleled. Its mineral-rich geothermal waters and silica mud have the ability to cure various skin conditions. The lagoon also has a center for skin treatments and CranioSacral Therapy, so offers a really holistic approach to health and well bring.
The famous geothermal spa offers great relaxation. The naturally heated seawater remains warm all year round and is not affected by cold Icelandic winters or long summer days. The shimmering blue water, which is about 98á’ to 102á’F (37á’ to 39á’C), offers an invigorating experience any day of the year.
The lagoon holds about 6 million liters of water. While this amount is very difficult to visualize, it means that the lagoon spa is large enough to accommodate very many people. It is easy to find a private spot where you can enjoy that weightless feeling as you float in the water. The lagoon’s active ingredients of blue green algae, silica, and salts help many visitors to relax and get away from the stress of daily life.
The Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland offers excellent facilities including a conference area, an indoor swimming area, changing rooms, and a restaurant with an excellent view. Apart from bathing in the lagoon, you can take a steam bath courtesy of Mother Nature, or visit the lava cave.
With all it has to offer, it’s no wonder Blue Lagoon Spa is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions.
Kate Parker has been writing on natural remedies and healing for a number of years. Kate has been amazed by the healing properties of the Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland for sufferers of a range of skin conditions.