Bathe at 40 degrees in Iceland
A song of ice and fire
Iceland is a country of glaciers and volcanoes. This unique relationship between ice, water and fire produces the geothermal pools that fill the country. The Blue Lagoon is the largest, but many towns have their own small spas.
Identifying Blaa Lonio is easy due to its turquoise blue colour and the white vapour that is produced by the contrast between the water’s temperature and that of the cold lava in the countryside that surrounds it. The bathing area concentrates six million litres of water at an average temperature of 40 degrees centigrade into 350 square metres. Once you submerge yourself there, you’ll never want to come out. The thermal experience is completed by improvised mud masks that are rich in silica, a Swedish shower under the torrents of a waterfall or by simply floating and relaxing in its healthy waters.
Few but happy
According to the World Happiness Report, Iceland is the second happiest country in the world. One of the reasons is that most inhabitants have someone that they can count on in hard times. There are only 300,000 inhabitants, but they get on very well.
If your bath makes you hungry, the Lava Restaurant completes the range of services available to visitors. Built on a lava promontory with views of the lagoon, it serves Icelandic cuisine for both lunches and dinners. You can also have a drink inside the lagoon, as if you were in the Caribbean. Who said that geothermal waters don’t go with a glass of wine? It makes for complete relaxation!