I flew to Iceland on the best airline ever, WOW AIR , to meet the girls. The girls went out a few weeks earlier to complete a very challenging hike – I decided to join them at the end for the spa time 🙂
First stop – Blue Lagoon ! We were staying in the two hotels beside the lagoon and spent the entire first day in the pool.
The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and the mud can be used as a face mask. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C. Beside the pool there are also little caves converted into saunas and steam rooms.
Bitta background for you :
- The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation.
- 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.
- 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.
I don’t think you would need more than a full day at the resort. We only stayed the day and then moved on to Reykavik. Here, we stayed in an adorable apartment the girls found on AirBnB . We spent the first day strolling around the tiny town. We visited the famous Church and Graffiti park and drank hot chocolates in one of the cute little cafes. We had a very good but very expensive (everything in Iceland is crazy expensive), Mexican dinner at Tabasco’s Mexican Bar .
I had an early night that night as I was up early for my Golden Circle Tour with Marie. The tour took us to Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir national park, where the two continental plates collide. After our long day, we had an amazing dinner at Sushi Samba (where TomCat supposedly ate their last meal together).
It was time for a night out Iceland style, so we headed to B5 on the main strip. It was so strange to leave the club at 3 am and it still be bright due to the 24 hour sun.
All in all, a great little trip with the FCJers! x