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The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa in Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C. The lagoon is fed by the water output of Svartsengi, the nearby geothermal power plant, and is renewed every 2 days. As you can see, the water in the Blue Lagoon is a beautiful milky electric blue colour.
We wanted to enjoy ourselves, but it was extremely expensive for a dip. The cheapest choice was 35 €. So we did not try it and rather headed outside to photograph the beautiful part of the Lagoon where no swimmers are allowed.

Note : The colours have not been altered at all, they are as shot. The image has just had some levels adjustment and sharpening after resizing.

See also Workshop photo for a view of the Spa.

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Additional Photos by Jean Sindera (janjan1897) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 13 N: 455] (2301)
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