It’s hard to believe that perfect spots exist but this blue lagoon in Iceland is another too-good-to-be-true place. It is a spa located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland.
Some of the minerals you can get straight from the lagoon’s warm waters are silica and sulfur. It is also believed that the water in the lagoon helps people with skin diseases like psoriasis.
It is a man-made lagoon and the water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. The water goes through a process of water-heating before being fed to the lagoon for people to bathe in.
Iceland has a strict code of hygiene so guests are required to shower prior to enjoying the geothermal spa and communal showers are split up by gender. The lagoon is also accessible for wheelchair users through a ramp that extends into the water and shower chair. A private changing room complete with a roll-in shower is also available for people with special needs.
Another plus factor for this beautiful spot is that it operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.
Still think these are photoshopped? Here’s a sneak peek of the blue lagoon: