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Jul212018

Blue Lagoon

We visited the Blue Lagoon Wednesday night.  It is a geothermal hot spring a few miles outside of Reykjavík⁩.  The temperature of the springs felt to be around 90-110°F depending on how close you were to one of the vents where the water emerged.  The water is salty and has a lot of minerals in it - especially silica.  The silica coats the volcanic rocks leaving a smooth white layer about a 1/4 inch thick on their surface.  These minerals makes visibility almost zero under water.  And the color makes the geothermal springs appear to glow in the dark.

The facility built around the springs is very upscale.  There is a nice restaurant, giftshop, and locker room facilities.  We arrived around 9pm at night (still light out) and stayed until around 12p.  We gathered in their cafe afterwards for a snack before heading back to the hostel for some much needed sleep.

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