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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon a Wonder of the World

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon a Wonder of the World

The Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is among the world’s most remarkable places 2012, according to National Geographic.  It is included in a list of 25 locations around the globe in the magazine’s special edition on wonders of the world.

According to The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service – RUV, the magazine is divided into three sections organizing the locations according to whether they are connected with air, land or water. Other remarkable destinations and phenomena include the Sahara desert, the Norwegian fjords, the volcanoes in Hawaii and the Northern Lights.

The Blue Lagoon is described as a geothermal paradise where a turquoise world is surrounded by a black lava field reminiscent of the moon.

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The Blue Lagoon holds five million liters of pure geothermal seawater. The water originates 2000 meters/6000 feet underground and controlled constant flow of water results in the water in the Lagoon being renewed in 40 hours. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica, sulphur and algae. It is known for its healing effects on skin and unique active ingredients. Bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis.

The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). The Blue Lagoon also operates a Research and Development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.

Iceland has a strict code of hygiene and guests are required to shower without clothing in the communal shower area before and after bathing.

It is claimed that in June 2007 the Blue Lagoon appeared green, bewildering both residents and tourists of Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon was used as the pit stop for the first leg of The Amazing Race 6The Blue Lagoon was used for the thermal spa scenes in the filming of Hostel: Part II. It was also shown in the Incubus documentary Look Alive, when the band visited Iceland. It was also shown in fifth cycle of Britain’s Next Top Model which used as photoshoot location.

See also:  National Geographic  video review about Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

 

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