The Blue Lagoon, arguably Iceland´s most popular tourist site, has come a long way in only 20 years. The same place now demanding luxury prices for a dip into the deep blue geothermal water started originally as a hangout for half drunk sex obsessed teenagers.
You see, the Blue Lagoon today is basically just fancy wrappings around the runoff water from a geothermal power plant. But what wrappings they are. The deep blue color of the hot water against the dark black volcanic rocks is a sight to see and a Kodak moment deluxe if you ever saw one.[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”right”]The water is said to have some healing qualities[/blockquote]
Getting in is a must, although the place is starting to become way too touristy nowadays. What used to be a really simple and nice recreational place is now all out for tourist dollars. The stores inside the main building are very expensive, getting in is expensive and once in the lagoon you can even buy expensive drinks and ice cream for the kids. You cannot even take a look nowadays without forking over cash. A simple peek will cost you all of 50$.
The water is said to have some healing qualities or rather the silica mud that used to cover the bottom of the lagoon. Now, there is nothing left although management does supply mud from three stations around the lagoon.
Due to how very muddy the water is the Blue lagoon is excellent for having secret sex and you do not even have to be very secretive about it. Indeed, that is what a number of locals have been doing for years on end. Just sit very low in the water and you should be able to figure out the rest. Worst case scenario; you´ll be asked to leave the lagoon but to our knowledge that seldom happens. In any case the water in the whole lagoon is supposedly renewed every couple of days.