The Blue Lagoon, a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The man-made geothermal spa has an abundance of silica, which is what drew people to bathe in the water in the first place. So what exactly is in the water? What makes it so special? Well, the answer to that is three main active ingredients; Silica, Algae, and Minerals. These are what make it so great for your skin, but not so great for your hair.
When you think about visiting Iceland, there is no doubt that the Blue Lagoon is on your list of places to visit. This is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland, and there is a good reason for it; relaxation. There are some things to know before you go, but I promise it is well worth the trip… unless you don’t like feeling relaxed and refreshed at the end of the day.
Day 2 in Edinburgh was my day to delve into the world of Harry Potter. Kyra went on a tour of the Highlands, but I wanted to spend another day in the city to explore and be a solo traveler. Edinburgh is the birthplace of Harry Potter, and as soon as you arrive in the city you can see inspiration everywhere. I truly felt like I was in the world of Harry Potter.
Woo! Kyra, a girl I met on my Iceland tour, and I made it to Edinburgh, Scotland! I have been dreaming of visiting here for quite some time, so actually being here is a little surreal. Our day started off interesting on the bus to the Reykjavik airport. The bus ended up getting to our hotel 30 minutes early, making us rush down to catch it, then the people we sat next to were coughing up a storm without trying to cover their mouths. Kyra and I were literally sitting in the aisle because we were trying to get as far away as possible from them.
Day 4 brought on exploring the South Coast of Iceland, and it was just as beautiful as you would expect. We drove about 2 hours before we made any stops, but the entire route was full of scenery, from waterfalls to volcanic ash and Viking houses. The first stop we made was at a museum called Skógasafn, which is dedicated to preserving Viking artifacts. They have over 15,000 artifacts between the different buildings, and there are even Turf houses on the property that are set up to show you how the Vikings actually lived. The entire museum was awesome to see and I loved walking through the homes, learning about the culture. We spent about an hour there, but you could easily stay longer. The museum also has a cafe that serves really good soups; when we visited they had a lamb stew, minestrone, and a mushroom soup. For a bowl, it costs 1900 krona, which is about $20, but they all come with free refills. I had the lamb stew and the mushroom soup; both were delicious!