The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa just outside of Reykjavik and it’s quite a fascinating place. I read a lot of reviews when I was deciding whether or not to visit and they were all over the place, some people loved it and some people hated it. The opinions were so polarizing that they ended up being my main reason for going!
The weather was pretty dreary but I went out there for half a day to see what all the fuss was about. It’s a bit of a tourist trap but it’s also really unique and interesting. The lagoon is man made, fed by water rich in minerals such as silica and sulphur that comes from a nearby geothermal power plant. Say what? That’s right this giant spa facility only came about because of a pool of waste water that formed near a power plant back in 1976! People started bathing in it for health benefits and in 1992 they opened it up properly to the public, crazy town!
I’m not a big spa guy and I don’t know much about the health benefits but it was definitely relaxing, add that to the crazy landscapes and interesting history and I personally think it’s worth a look if you’re not too squeezed for time and money.