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 hot water in the hot springs is heated in the mantle. Dipping your body in the hot springs has a lot of health benefits. The hot spring water has been proven to have calcium and sodium bicarbonate which improves blood circulation. The hot water in the hot springs also cause a relief effect on the body. Other than the health benefits, steam from the hot springs is used in producing power. Iceland is rich in hot springs. The following are the famous hot springs in Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is the first hot spring. Reykjanes Peninsula, Grindavik is the place where the Blue Lagoon is found. The Blue Lagoon is behind a geothermal plant. Blue Lagoon water has is rich in minerals which can cure skin diseases. There is no danger in swimming in the Blue Lagoon since the temperature of the water never goes above 39 oc. The Blue Lagoon is about 60 km from Reykjavik.
Landbrotalaug is another famous hot spring in Iceland. The hot spring is not located far from Reykjavik since it a 1.5-hour drive 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. This valley is located 30-minutes’ drive from Reykjavik. You should visit this place in the morning so that you will have enough time exploring it. One should be careful since some parts are hotter than the others. The entrance to Reykjadalur is free.
Another famous hot spring is the Landmannalaugar. When in the Landmannalaugar, you will also have a good view of the orange rhyolite mountains. The lower part of the Landmannalaugar has colder water so you should go upstream and look for a good spot.
Don’t go back home without having spent some time in Laugardalslaug. Some people will spend some time in this pool when on their way to or from work. This big swimming facility is equipped with saunas and water slides for children.
Another well-known hot spring in Iceland is the Gamla Laugin. The other name of Gamla Laugin is Secret Lagoon. The hot spring is found 1.5-hour drive from Reykjavik.
These are the six hot springs you should visit in Iceland.