A feature which is formed when hot underground water finds its way to the earth’s surface is known as a hot spring. 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. The other benefit of the water from the hot spring is the production of the geothermal power. Iceland is one of the countries which have plenty of hot springs. The following are the famous hot springs in Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is the first hot spring. It is found in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. There is a geothermal plant near the Blue Lagoon. The water in this hot spring is rich in silica and sulfur and has been proven to skin disease such as psoriasis. There is no danger in swimming in the Blue Lagoon since the temperature of the water never goes above 39 oc. You will have to drive only 60 km from Reykjavik in order to reach the Blue Lagoon.
You should also visit the Landbrotalaug. You will just spend one and a half hours to reach this hot spring from Reykjavik. The pool is not big enough to accommodate more than three people. In order to explore Landbrotalaug better, you should visit early in the morning or during the seasons when tourists are not many.
Reykjadalur steam valley is another area with many hot springs. The valley is located near Reykjavik since it is only a 30-minutes’ drive. 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. You don’t have to pay a coin to get into the Reykjadalur steam valley.
Landmannalaugar is another famous hot spring in Iceland. The hot spring is found near the orange rhyolite mountains of Iceland. The lower part has cold water so you are supposed to look for a favorable spot upstream.
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. The water from the spring also forms the biggest and well-equipped swimming facility which has both indoor and outdoor pools, water slides and saunas.
The Gamla Laugin is another hot spring you should visit in Iceland. 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.