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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.

 

Why you shouldn´t leave Iceland without visiting Myvatn

Just one of many stunning natural sights of Myvatn. Like many places in Iceland, Dimmuborgir or Dark Cities, is appropriately named. PIC Alessando Grussu

Just one of many stunning natural sights of Myvatn. Like many places in Iceland, Dimmuborgir or Dark Cities, is appropriately named. PIC Alessando Grussu

At the best of times less than half of all visitors to Iceland ever take the time or make the effort to visit other parts of the country than the South and the Southwest.

 

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.