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 heating of the water takes place in the mantle. Bathing in the hot springs has a lot of health benefits. One benefit is it promotes blood circulation since it contains minerals such as sodium bicarbonate and calcium. The natural hotness of the hot spring water will also provide relief from pain and tiredness. Some hot springs are also used in running turbines which produce power. Iceland has a high number of hot springs. In case you go for a holiday in Iceland, make sure you visit the following hot springs.
The Blue Lagoon is the first hot spring. This geothermal spa is located on Reykjanes Peninsula in Grindavik. The Blue Lagoon is located next to a geothermal plant. The silica and sulfur found in the Blue Lagoon have some skin diseases healing effect. 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.
Another hot spring you must visit is the Landbrotalaug. The Landbrotalaug is easily accessible from Reykjavik. The pool is not big enough to accommodate more than three people. It world, therefore, be better if you visit this hot spring early in the morning or during the season when they are few visitors.
Reykjadalur steam valley is another area with many hot springs. You will only drive for about 30 minutes from Reykjavik to this valley. You should visit this place in the morning so that you will have enough time exploring it. In Reykjadalur steam valley, there are hot springs which have too hot water which can burn you. The entrance is free.
Another famous hot spring is the Landmannalaugar. The hot spring is found near the orange rhyolite mountains of Iceland. The water at the lower part of this hot spring has lower temperatures so you should move to the upper part.
The Laugardalslaug is another hot spring in Iceland. Some people you will find in Laugardalslaug in the morning or evening are going to or from work respectively. This big swimming facility is equipped with saunas and water slides for children.
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.