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Highlights of the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland

Having recently returned from a site visit to Iceland to make sure our Weekend a la Carte breaks to Iceland are as good as they can be I wanted to share what an amazing country it is. So much to offer in terms of dramatic landscapes, beautiful scenery and natural phenomena and many SuperJeep and Snowmobile adventures. I can’t tell you everything – The Blog will go on for ever but here are the highlights- and as it is I have split it into 2 blogs on 2 different days!

Blue Lagoon – Surprisingly, as it is THE tourist destination in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon was only signposted in Icelandic “blå lagunen” until very close. However it was easy to see across the eerie lava field of jagged moss covered rocks as it is right next to a geothermal station with steam belching out. It is quite a desolate but strangely entrancing sight.

Having visited once before, I decided to go one step further and have an In Water Spa Treatment – Oh what a joy!! – I am so glad I did! The feeling of drifting around on your back on a Lilo as you have a gentle massage is so relaxing. The warm thermal water of the Lagoon heats you and the blanket you have over you. Every 10 mins or so the Massager dips you back into the water (still on the Lilo) so that the warm water flows over the blanket keeping you warm throughout. Afterwards I swam around the Lagoon and as it started to rain the feeling of the cold rain on my face invigorated and awakened me from my post massage state (tip: pre-booking is essential).

I watched as couples bought a drink from a Waiter in just a bow tie and swimming trunks – but the luminous blue drink colour put me off from trying it myself. I did though find the Silica Mud and plastered myself with it hoping its magical qualities will transform me into a new woman!

I still had time to sit under the waterfall, have a sauna and a session in the steam room before it was time to get changed. I spent just under 3 hours there which felt relaxed with plenty of time. I did not eat there but there is a choice of a café or a restaurant.

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