Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Part XIV - The Blue Lagoon









Who ever goes to Iceland and doesn't visit the famous Blue Lagoon ? Yes, it's pretty much a touristy thing, and maybe not the most pleasant of experiences when it's packed full of people, but still it's something not to miss. Most guides suggest that you go there either immediately after arriving or before departing, since it's on the way to the airport. We chose to spend our last night there. For accommodation nearby there's the Northern Light Inn, but even better is the Blue Lagoon Clinic. It is the clinic attached to the Blue Lagoon where they offer several types of skin treatments, but you can also book a room there if they're available. The best part ? They have a private area of the lagoon just for the guests staying there, and it was so much better than the lagoon itself. We tried both, of course, and it was midsummer's night too, so luckily for us the lagoon had longer opening hours that day.













And so we didn't see night for over a week, but the sunsets were definitely spectacular.







And that's it, our trip to Iceland finished and blogged about. Thanks for all the comments on the traveling posts, I'm glad I have inspired some of you to visit this beautiful country. It is definitely worth it, trust me. As for us, we hope to go back one day soon, it's just one of those places ...









More photos here

8 comments:

Billy said...

Que viagem maravilhosa! Obrigada pelo relato e pelas fotografias! Qualquer dia, quando voltar ao hemisfério Norte, pode ser que venha a fazer viagem semelhante, fiquei com vontade.

Por enquanto os glaciares, lagos, montanhas e vulcões que visito são estes da América do Sul, que também tornam uma viagem inesquecível.

fantasma said...

I already wanted to visit Iceland on day, now I'm totally convinced :)

Mlle Miracle said...

Thanks again for sharing your experience. You describe everything wonderfully.

Sismada said...

Olá, onde fica isto? lindo lindo lindo desculpa a pergunta
um beijo

Ti said...

Amazed... thanks for sharing! :)

Ana said...

Delurking to say a big thank you for all the wonderful information about Iceland. I am going on Thursday and your photos and tips have been very helpful. I too am planning on knitting socks while I'm there ;-) Thanks again, I love reading your blog.

gaia said...

a viagem deve ter sido uma loucura, e as fotos estão maravilhosas, tanto, que não consigo escolher A melhor!!!

obrigada por partilhares estes momentos. e eu viajo através de ti ;)

kaffibarinn said...

loved your trip, the route, the photos, the sunshine, the colours...

to me iceland is just THE place in the world. spent quite some time there. it's always fab.