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Blue Laggon - Myvatn - North Iceland

Picture taken in Mývatn Nature Baths - Iceland´s newest geothermal spa. This is a way to enjoy nature with blue eyes.

Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region´s many visitor attractions.

A designated nature reserve, Mývatn is an area of fragile beauty where tourist services have been developed in such a way as to cause as little disruption as possible to what is a unique and highly delicate ecosystem.

Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the Earth´s surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal groundwater drawn from depths of up to 2.500 metres.

Containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms, the warm, soothing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths are beneficial to skin and spirit alike, creating a sense of wellbeing which lingers on as a lasting memory of your visit to this spellbinding area at Europe´s outer limits.

This picture has been published in: Detay M., Detay A.-M. — Islande - splendeurs et colčres d’une île. Belin Ed. 208 p. (2010). ISBN 978-2-7011-5762-7

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