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iceland : blue lagoon
On our third day in Iceland, we took a bus out to the Blue Lagoon. The majority of the ride to the lagoon was through the lava fields of Grindavík. It was cloudy and the windows of the bus were too blurry to take photos, but all throughout the lava fields there were large cairns, which we later found out were used as navigation through the fields when on horseback. It was snowing a bit when we pulled up to the Blue Lagoon and walked up to the entrance with our 5 other buss-mates.
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s main attractions for a reason, it was so picturesque and relaxing. Since we went on a weekday I don’t even think there were 20 people soaking in the waters. We made our way around the entire pool, sat in the steam room and used the silica pots to smear our faces white. I brought a water camera from home (good thing because they were going for $30 at the gift shop) and that provided a lot of fun. Since the waters are so rich in minerals you just float around easily, just sort of crouching down in the water. After a little over 2 hours (the recommended time for soaking) we decided to hit the road, and good thing too because as we were leaving a huge buss load of people showed up.
Just a note, if you are planning on visiting the Blue Lagoon, remember to use the algae conditioner in your hair before you head into the waters. Jessica and I thought it was for after and as a result we had what we dubbed “Blue Lagoon hair” for the rest of the trip, meaning our hair was extra voluminous, way curly and super super crunchy weird tangle mess style. Just a heads up!