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What we´ve been saying for years about the Blue lagoon in Iceland is now front page material

Nat Geo designated this pool of industrial water a World Wonder a few years back. They were wrong. PIC Dan Ngueyn

Nat Geo designated this pool of industrial water a World Wonder a few years back. They were wrong. PIC Dan Ngueyn

Talk about ignoring the locals! What team Total Iceland has been saying about the famed Blue lagoon for years is now front page material for all the large news sites in Iceland due to a couple of unknown foreign bloggers giving the place a big thumbs down.

 

Radioactive pollution found in Reykjanes Geopark in Iceland

The famous Blue lagoon and in the background the energy company supplying the lagoon with its warm water. PIC laurent gauthier

The famous Blue lagoon and in the background the energy company supplying the lagoon with its warm water. Radioactive pollution has been found in boreholes close by. PIC laurent gauthier

If ever the large claims of politicians and corporate titans about the pureness and cleanliness of Iceland were correct, it is now time to bury those claims once and for all.

 

Why all the hush hush about the Blue lagoon in Iceland?

Ahhh what loveliness. But public information about its water and possible contamination are off limits. PIC Coleccionista de Instantes

Ahhh what loveliness. But public information about its water and possible contamination are off limits. PIC Coleccionista de Instantes

Ask any staff at the Blue lagoon about the Blue lagoon and you´ll get a speech about the absolutely the most wonderfully wonderful bathwater in the whole wide world.

 

A couple of practical things while in Iceland

If three´s a crowd then this is simply ridiculous. Jam packed Blue Lagoon. PIC Rene Passet

If three´s a crowd then this is simply ridiculous. Jam packed Blue Lagoon. PIC Rene Passet

We wouldn´t be much of a travel guide if we didn´t include some practical stuff once in awhile. Here are a couple of those which will definitely make your trip to this place a weeny bit easier.

 

A unique row of fantastic craters under the hammer in Iceland

One of many perfectly aligned craters called Eldvorp. Soon those will be history. PIC visitreykjanes

One of many perfectly aligned craters called Eldvorp. Soon those will be history. PIC visitreykjanes

Here´s something the “official” tourist sites won´t tell you. One amazing and unique volcanic crater area on Reykjanes peninsula, not far from Keflavik international airport, is being run over.

 

Next few years won´t be too relaxing at the Blue lagoon in Iceland

The blue lagoon of today. The pic is taken approximately from the spot where a modern hotel will rise in 2015. Pic Chris Yiu

The blue lagoon of today. The pic is taken approximately from the spot where a modern hotel will rise in 2015. Pic Chris Yiu

All you folks out there planning your Iceland trip in 2015 blissfully unaware that the famous Blue lagoon will not be a particularly relaxing place in 2015.

 

Fifteen great places in Iceland in just one day

Gulfoss waterfall in its summer dress. Pic O Palsson

Gulfoss waterfall in its summer dress. Pic O Palsson

We know many of you visiting Iceland only give yourself a few days here at best and then a number of you do not venture very far from Reykjavik city. Problem is, this place is chock-full of amazing spots and anyone just spending a long weekend or even a week will leave wanting for more.

 

Is the Blue lagoon totally safe?

The only victim of a soak in the Blue lagoon will be your hair. PIC The Crew

The only victim of a soak in the Blue lagoon will be your hair. PIC The Crew

It horrifies some people to know that the water in the famous Blue lagoon in Iceland is actually waste water from a nearby power plant.

 

So why is the Blue lagoon blue?

Fancy blue but the beautiful color does seem to be unnatural. PIC Jonathan Percy

Fancy blue but the beautiful color does seem to be unnatural. PIC Jonathan Percy

A key part of the attractiveness of the Blue lagoon and Myvatn Nature Baths in Iceland is the tremendously attractive but rather unnatural blue color of the water in both lagoons.

 

In Iceland, a doctor making a killing

The doctor making a killing. CEO of Blue Lagoon Grimur Saemundsen. PIC Saf

The doctor making a killing. CEO of Blue Lagoon Grimur Saemundsen. PIC Saf

If you are a decent human being here is one reason to avoid the famous Blue lagoon. Its director, makes 27 times what his lowest paid workers get in one month. 

 

Much cheaper way to soak in the Blue lagoon in Iceland

Sign up for the „Friends  Club“ of the Blue lagoon before entering and get tickets much cheaper. PIC Adrain.R

Sign up for the „Friends Club“ of the Blue lagoon before entering and get tickets much cheaper. PIC Adrain.R

Apart from Iceland being fabulously beautiful chances are you have little knowledge of specific places in the country before visiting. Except the Blue lagoon.

 

Blue lagoon in Iceland with a bang

Not one local media thought it newsworthy that two rather great earthquakes rattled the biggest tourist attraction in the country. PIC Arian Zwegers

Not one local media thought it newsworthy that two rather great earthquakes rattled the biggest tourist attraction in the country. PIC Arian Zwegers

Amazing stuff. Today two earthquakes, one almost 4 on the Richter-scale of quakes happened just steps from the famous Blue lagoon in Iceland.

 

Two very different accounts of the Blue lagoon in Iceland

Relaxing in the famous Blue lagoon. Unlike in the ads there is not always sunshine around. PIC RtotheJ

Relaxing in the famous Blue lagoon. Unlike in the ads there is not always sunshine around. PIC RtotheJ

Our readers know well by now our distaste for journalism in a sheep´s clothing as seems to be the norm nowadays. It is bad for journalism as a profession but most importantly it is just bad for the readers.

 

In Iceland, a blue lagoon that´s better than the Blue lagoon

There are actually two blue lagoons in Iceland but only one can call itself by that name. PIC

There are actually two blue lagoons in Iceland but only one can call itself by that name. PIC nicksarebi/bhollier

We used to love visiting what has become known worldwide as the Blue lagoon of Iceland. The very same lagoon the journalists at National Geographic deemed to be worthy as a world wonder. 

 

Raising Cain and Blue lagoon prices

Once free to enjoy for all but now you fork out more and more each year for a dip into the Blue lagoon. PIC bods

Once free to enjoy for all but now you fork out more and more each year for a dip into the Blue lagoon. PIC bods

Fifteen years ago anyone who cared could strip and dive into the heavenly-blue pool forming among the lava rocks from the industrial waste-water of a geothermal pool in Svartsengi in Iceland.…

 

How to save a bundle on Blue lagoon products in Iceland

If you do not want to throw your hard-earned money away like a drunk Saudi prince you would do well to stay clear of the shop in the famous Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland.

Inside this tourist mecca you will find a specialty Blue lagoon store selling all kinds of everything from the labs of the research division of the Blue lagoon.…

 

Why the Blue Lagoon is not really so hot

Yes! That is indeed a small hot spring river flowing in Iceland. Amazingly, these natural hot springs are found in many places and should you want something natural instead of the superficial and manmade Blue Lagoon you have lots to choose from.

 

The end of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Sunny afternoon over the Blue Lagoon. The Svartsengi geothermal plant in the background. PIC diamond geezer

It is by far the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Close to both the Reykjavik capital and the Keflavik International Airport, the world famous Blue Lagoon is a must-try for everyone.

 

Sex in the Blue Lagoon

Probably the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland is the beautiful Blue lagoon. It´s worth a visit and for more reasons than just to relax. PIC Dominic Geezer

Probably the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland is the beautiful Blue lagoon. It´s worth a visit and for more reasons than just to relax. PIC Dominic Geezer

The Blue Lagoon, arguably Iceland´s most popular tourist site, has come a long way in only 20 years.