The blue lagoon
Time to head home already. It’s been an action packed 4 day trip!
But one last sight to visit – and it’s enroute to the airport. The Blue Lagoon.
I got picked up at 8am and then left the city on an 8.30am transfer to the lagoon. It took about 40 minutes.
As we drove through the lava field, the billowing steam coming from the water was visible. Exciting!
The blue lagoon is a geothermal spa. The water is a opaque creamy pale blue colour. It is comprised 1/3 fresh water and 2/3 salty water, with silica and algae in the water. It is around 37 degrees celsius – although some parts definitely felt hotter than others.
Steam was rising up from the water – giving the area a mysterious feel.
It was so lovely and quiet, we were the first bus to arrive, walked straight in (I had already paid the EUR40!!!!!! online) so no need to queue. Changing rooms were empty. And bathing area also empty! Great idea to come early in the morning!! Dotted around are pots of silica mud that you can use on your body as an exfoliant. You slather it on and wait 10 minutes for it to dry, before washing it off. I actually felt quite smooth afterwards.
I found a nice quiet spot to sit.
I’m not good at relaxing.
I’m always on the go, doing something, thinking about something, planning something. I’m not good at sitting down and doing nothing. Relaxing. Its kind of boring.
Although I was enjoying my nice quiet spot until several families decided to turn it into play time…..great….
After sitting around for about 90 minutes, I was totally bored. So went back inside to shower and change.
By now the place was heaving. A long queue for a shower. Chaos in the changing area. I was very glad to leave!
I caught the 12.30pm bus back to the airport (an hour earlier than I had planned), which took about 15-20 minutes. Ok so I am 3 hours early for my flight
Bye Iceland. Iceland is so refreshingly different. The water in the rivers is crystal clear and clean enough to drink; from the tap is chemical free, even the hot water is heated using geothermal energy. The people are so nice and friendly, happy, polite and helpful. There is so much variety in the landscape, hardly any people (only 300,000 in the whole country!) and it’s all looked after so well – there are even laws protecting the horses. And everywhere is so beautiful! What an adventure.