The Blue Lagoon in Iceland was a surreal experience. In -2 degrees Celsius the thought of braving the elements in swimwear was slightly daunting.
The changing rooms are well equipped with heated floors and sophisticated locker systems. We were impressed with the well maintained, pristine, luxury facilities, given this is a tourist hotspot. You can rent towels, slippers and robes for a comfortable spa day. You can also take advantage of massages, face masks to enhance the experience.
The geothermal spa is warmed naturally to 38 degrees Celsius. Fortunately you can wade through from an indoor pool into the outdoors. This is a great way to get you acclimatised to the temperatures. As the cold air hits your face the warm water embraces you. Surrounded by mountains snowed in its one of the most amazing places we have been to. It is unimaginable that you could be relaxing in naturally hot lagoon whilst it snows. The 6 million litres of water is enriched with silica, algae and minerals and takes 48 hours to replenishes itself.
We were truly marvelled by this experience. The snow falling whilst we bathed made it even more exhilarating. Somehow your face is resilient to the cold. We only shivered once we touched your ears and face and realised how exposed they were.
If there is one spa in the world you need to visit- it is without a doubt The Blue Lagoon. The Lava Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant which is wedged into lava rock. With the most spectacular views overlooking the Blue Lagoon it makes a delightful end to a spa day. The Blue Lagoon is soon to have a hotel erected by 2017 so there is definitely something to come back for.
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland