Mar 6, 2012

Blue Lagoon, Grindavík

The Blue Lagoon is a spa with geothermal pools. These pools/springs seem to spring up all over Iceland, so much so, that they use the water and steam for energy. The kicker is that these springs have a high sulfur content, so they are beautiful, but smell like farts. Driving up the spa, it was unmistakable...and overwhelming. 

After stripping down to bikinis, and running through the 30-degree air into the pools, we went in search of the mud masks people were wearing. The mud created by the pools is supposed to be incredibly good for your skin. We quickly discovered that you have to scoop it up from the bottom of the pools, and guess what? That smells like farts too. So now we were smearing fart-smelling mud all over our faces in the fart-smelling pools. But, like anything, you get used to it. And, I have to tell you, it was fantastic. The water is a shade of blue I've never experienced before in my life and it was amazing. We nestled ourselves into an area of the pools that was hotter than the rest and laughed as our faces got pelted with sleet. 

We were in Iceland, and it was amazing. 

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