A hot spring is a spring which is formed when heated water from the underground rises to the earth’s surface. It is dangerous to swim in some hot springs since they have water which is heated to high temperatures. The water is heated by the heat which is produced in the mantle. Bathing in the hot springs has a lot of health benefits. The minerals found in the hot spring water ameliorates the circulation of blood. Dipping your body in the hot spring also assists in relieving tiredness, pain, and stress. Some hot springs are also used in running turbines which produce power. Iceland has a high number of hot springs. In case you go for a holiday in Iceland, make sure you visit the following hot springs.
The most famous among the Iceland hot springs is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is located on Reykjanes Peninsula in Grindavik. The Blue Lagoon is located next to a geothermal plant. The silica and sulfur found in the Blue Lagoon have some skin diseases healing effect. There is no danger in swimming in the Blue Lagoon since the temperature of the water never goes above 39 oc. You will have to drive only 60 km from Reykjavik in order to reach the Blue Lagoon.
Another hot spring you must visit is the Landbrotalaug. The Landbrotalaug is easily accessible from Reykjavik. Only three people can fit comfortably in this pool. In order to explore Landbrotalaug better, you should visit early in the morning or during the seasons when tourists are not many.
Do not go back home without visiting the Reykjadalur. You will only drive for about 30 minutes from Reykjavik to this valley. In order to have enough time to explore the valley, please visit the place early in the morning. In Reykjadalur steam valley, there are hot springs which have too hot water which can burn you. The entrance is free.
Before you fly back home, please visit the Landmannalaugar. This hot spring is located at the edge of the orange rhyolite mountains. The lower part has cold water so you are supposed to look for a favorable spot upstream.
Don’t go back home without having spent some time in Laugardalslaug. You will find some people who are going to or from work spending some few minutes chatting and splashing water in the pool. The water from the spring also forms the biggest and well-equipped swimming facility which has both indoor and outdoor pools, water slides and saunas.
The Gamla Laugin is another hot spring you should visit in Iceland. The Gamla Laugin can also be referred to as the Secret Lagoon. This oldest swimming pool is located just one and a half hours from Reykjavik.
Please do not fly back home without visiting the above hot springs.