Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s most beloved geothermal pools, where visitors can experience the healing nature of the spa’s warm, blue waters. But what makes this location so special? The geothermal seawater is known for its curative properties and is made from 70% ocean water and 30% freshwater enriched with silica, algae, and minerals. Not only is the spa an enjoyable and fun experience, it also heals, rejuvenates, and nourishes the mind and body.
In 2012, National Geographic confirmed the magical qualities of Blue Lagoon by honoring it in their list of “Wonders of the World, Earth’s Most Awesome Places.” National Geographic honored 25 natural wonders in three categories, Sky, Land, and Water. The Blue Lagoon was recognized alongside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Norwegian fjords, Lake Baikal in Siberia, and Victoria Falls in southern Africa.
Compiling travel lists dates back to the Ancient Greeks, who cataloged nature’s beautiful phenomenons and started a timeless tradition of categorizing these wonders. The original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World include the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and the Temple of Artemis in present-day Turkey, but today, several new lists exist to chronicle natural, manmade, and even modern wonders of the world. No matter where they are, these incredible curiosities and landmarks are a beautiful reminder of the marvel and mystique of planet Earth.
This is just the first in the Blue Lagoon Stories Series, so make sure to check back next month for more about the famous geothermal pool! Let us know what you’re most excited to learn about during this series on Twitter!