I can’t explain the odd sensation we felt when we walked through the back doors and stood in front of the Blue Lagoon for the very first time. Actually, I can, and the first word that comes to mind is freezing! With the outside temperature sitting at just four degrees that day, it felt ludicrous to be standing (or shivering…) in Iceland in just a little bikini. The only way I can describe it is feeling like you’re constantly walking around underneath a cold shower, but at least that’s only for a few moments before you quickly make your way into the beautiful turquoise pools waiting below.
The Blue Lagoon is a natural geo thermal spa with its steamy waters sitting around thirty eight degrees Celsius, so once you get in, well, let’s just say our plans for the afternoon quickly flew out the window. We were content, we were warm, and we knew we weren’t going anywhere else that day. Luckily Luke packed his waterproof housing for his camera (which he uses to shoot his surf photography) so we were able to take photos in the actual pools. Unfortunately we only managed to take a few photos between us of the actual lagoon as it was unbearably cold to take photos once you were out of the water. I actually lost count of how many hours we were here but that could have been from the wine they were serving from the floating bar. And yes, a floating wine bar in a larger than life spa? I totally understand why the Blue Lagoon was named ‘One of the 25 Wonders of the World’ by National Geographic. A magnificent sight that cannot be captured or described but instead must be be experienced and enjoyed at least once in your lifetime, no matter the cost.