A favourite and unique attraction close to Reykjavik, about 30
miles (50km) south west of the city, is the man-made geothermal
'Blue Lagoon', set in a lava field, filled with mineral-rich hot
water pumped from about a mile below the surface. The lagoon is
flanked by a luxurious health spa where visitors come to be
pampered and treated for skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.
The lagoon's surreal phosphorescent aquamarine colour is caused by
the therapeutic ecosystem of algae, silica and minerals in the
Address: 240 Grindavik, Iceland
Telephone: 420 8817
Transportation: The Blueline bus company offers transport to and from
the Blue Lagoon, other transport options are outlined on the
Opening Time: Open daily from 8am to 9pm in summer (June 1st to
August 31st), and 10am to 8pm in winter (September 1st to May
Admission: Adults EUR28 and teenagers 12 to 15 years old EUR 7.
Children when accompanied by parents/guardian, free