The Blue lagoon
Friday, 16th September 2005 by James Turnbull
The Blue lagoon is a geothermic spa located just outside Reykjavik in Iceland. Surrounded by volcanic rock the pool is actually the run-off from the nearby Svartsengi power plant, although it is completely safe (it’s a geothermic power plant).
The opaque water contains silicon which is apparently good for the skin and the water is very warm, even during winter. There’s a little wall here stopping you from going any further out as people have been burned, just going near the wall was quite sore! It’s a surprisingly romantic experience, so much so that I proposed to my fiancée while we were swimming around