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Blue Lagoon description and photos - Iceland: Reykjavik. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Blue Lagoon.
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The Blue Lagoon is the most popular destination in Iceland. Every year, more than 300,000 tourists from all over the world come here to plunge into the healing waters of this natural pool in the middle of lava fields, admire the fantastic lunar landscapes and the vague outlines of the alien structures of the geothermal station in the distance. And in winter, among the snows, it is pleasant to bask in the hot water of thermal springs, admiring the northern lights in the open air.
This wonder of the world is located about 40 km from Reykjavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Sea water, seeping in this place through porous lava into the earth, heats up there to a temperature of under 100 degrees Celsius, but once again rising to the surface, it has time to cool down to 37-40 degrees, which are quite comfortable for the human body.
The history of the famous resort began in 1976 with the construction of the Svartsengi geothermal station on these lands. The lagoon, formed naturally near it, suddenly began to show healing properties. Local legend says that someone suffering from psoriasis once fell into the water here and almost instantly recovered from his illness. According to another version, the station employees, regularly basking at the end of the working day in the hot waters of this pool, became healthier and younger day by day.
Now around the reservoir there is a world-class geothermal resort "Blue Lagoon". The water here really has unique healing properties, has a good effect on the skin and the whole human body in general. It contains minerals, sea salt, blue-green algae and quartz. And it was quartz crystals, reflecting the sun's rays,
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