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Thermal Resort "Blue Lagoon", Iceland


The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation.

Blue Lagoon

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The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C.

The lagoon is fed by the water output of Svartsengi, the nearby geothermal power plant built in 1976, and is renewed every 2 days. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. Below 600 meters, the reservoir temperature is almost uniform at 240°C, and the geothermal fluid is brine with salinity approximately 2/3 of seawater. 

aerial view of Blue Lagoon

After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in. 

Blue Lagoon

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Sometimes it is possible to see people in a white mud mask. The Silica mud is the Blue Lagoon's signature element. The pure white geothermal mud deep cleanses and exfoliates.

Blue Lagoon

Photo from the site www.bluelagoon.com

The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is situated approximately 13km from the Keflavik International Airport and 39km from the capital city of Reykjavik. That is roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 40 minute drive from Reykjavik. To find out more details about Blue Lagoon please visit the official site.

Blue Lagoon

And now you can see the unique landscape around Blue Lagoon on our panoramas.

We also would like to thank our colleague Tom Mills, who kindly gave us a panorama with the beautiful view inside the Blue Lagoon which has been added to our virtual tour.

21 February 2013

Also we offer you to see virtual tour with 82 panoramas of Iceland.


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I LOVE your country. Loved the Blue Lagoon experience. I want to purchase moreof the shin care products. I lost my coupon that I got when I purchased the products. Please send my the info so I can order more. Thank you. Karen McMillion

Karen McMillion, USA

I liked it but PLEASE warn ladies about how damaging it is to HAIR! And the bus ride from the airport was about 30 ,very high!

Pam D, American Samoa

Dear Pam, you'd better to write to administration of lagoon in Iceland, rather than to photographers from Russia

Varvara, AirPano

I am writing to say that your Blue Lagoon thermal springs looks great. I have a Question about what is known as 42 C degee, Mineral Water springs, which can Cure some Heap-area or otherwise Leg-related concerns, that in 42 degree, can cure. For example, do you know such places in other countries? (a) IRAN, or in the Fareast??
I appreciate your response.

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amin bakhshae, Iran

I was there 2 times and I can say that's incrediblice Country !



mohammad k, Iran

Superb.... really fantastic work done by your team.

Ritesh Joshi, India

Thanks a lot, Ritesh!

Varvara, AirPano

I like it !! :-)

thalia lesley mylynn goodwin, Peru

beyond my imagination. work done by the website is highly wonderful and amazing. congratulations

jayeshbhai desai, India

Jayeshbhai, thank you very much for your kind words!

Varvara, AirPano

awesome...enjoying alot.waiting for more locationis

suresh babu, India

ci fosse un paradiso così anche a torino italia baci

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themis diaman, Greece

Great to hear from you Wé´d love your work !!!!!!

Jose Angel Arroyo, Mexico

Parabéns pelas fotos.

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