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This article was written on 14 Mar 2014.

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Blue Lagoon Spa & Local Delicacies

The Blue Lagoon is geothermal spa is one of the main attractions in Iceland located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula. People started bathing in Blue Lagoon in 1981 when the healing powers of the water were discovered. The actual SPA facilities were not built until 1992. The water temperature varies between 37-39 °C (98–102 °F), it’s rich in minerals like silica and sulphur. Blue Lagoon is manmade lagoon and water output comes from geothermal power plant Svartsengi and the steam makes this place like a magic fairy tale. Local architect Sigridur Sigmarsdottir designed the Lagoon with natural materials such as lava, wood and glass. The bluish thermal water is milky in texture and contains pearl-sized aqua algae that could be used as a body mask.

The SPA grounds have a restaurant, beauty products boutique, conference centre and modern facilities for changing rooms. In 2005 psoriasis clinic was opened nearby. Indulge and treat yourself to a massage, or book exclusive lounge that offers privacy, peace and a chance to enjoy the very best Blue Lagoon has to offer.

After the Blue Lagoon visit, the best way to continue to enjoy Icelandic adventure is to try local cuisine and traditional dishes. Elite Club Ltd. Recommends Top 5 Icelandic dishes:

  1. Harðfiskur (Dried fish). This is a very healthy dish, it contacins lots of protein and no fat. Icelanders eat it as a snack.
  2. Puffin. This creation is made from dark bird meat and is considered a delicacy.
  3. Hákarl (Fermented shark). This traditional snack has a distinct smell and taste.
  4. Skyr. This is a diary product, low in fat and high in protein, looks like a yogurt in texture. It come sin variouse flavours and could be served as a meal.
  5. Pylsa. Local hot dog comes with a bun, sausage, onions and remoulade sauce.

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