During the Sunset at the Blue Lagoon, I of course also took some photos that weren’t shot into the sun and as a result didn’t require as much post-processing. Before entering the actual geothermal spa that the Blue Lagoon is famous for, I took a left and landed on a little footpath that lead around some very shallow pools in the very dark lava rock landscape. The water, being very rich in minerals, had left a white residue on the ground of the pools and on the black rocks that had contact with the water, allowing the sun to be reflected from the ground better and making the blue water appear even more blue.
Throughout the pools, some patches of rock were still sticking up, forming little islands in the pool. The walkway is built across a few of the natural islands and connected with a bridge. At night, it is illuminated by some tiny spotlights, making it at least possible to figure out where you have to go. Ultimately, the main purpose of the path is to connect the geothermal spa with the Blue Lagoon Clinic, a private clinic specialized in treating various skin diseases with the mud and water from the Blue Lagoon. From the Clinic’s parking lot, a regular road leads to the Svartsengi power plant.
After I felt I had taken enough photos of the Blue Lagoon, I still had about two hours before it would be dark enough for taking some night shots at the same place. The spa was a nice option to spend the time relaxing while drifting through the lagoon’s 40°C hot thermal water. I’m not normally much into wellness, but hey, vacations are always a great chance to try all the things you never do in your ordinary life. I don’t know the regular prices for a visit to the spa, but here, the basic entrance fee was around 35 euros and you get to use as much of their magic skin healing mud as you like. To my surprise it actually worked and made me look a lot better.
Until it all washed of again.
He. He. He.