Hot springs are natural springs of water which contain hot water from the interior of the earth’s surface. Sometimes this water is heated to high temperatures and is unsafe for bathing and other recreational activities. The hot water in the hot springs is heated in the mantle. Submerging yourself in the hot springs has been proven to boost the health. 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 has a high number of hot springs. The following are the six well-known hot springs in Iceland.
The most famous among the Iceland hot springs is the Blue Lagoon. It is found in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is located next to a geothermal plant. 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. The Blue Lagoon is about 60 km from Reykjavik.
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. It is advisable to visit the Landbrotalaug early in the morning or during the low season.
Reykjadalur steam valley is also another place you must visit in Iceland. This valley is located 30-minutes’ drive from Reykjavik. In order to have enough time to explore the valley, please visit the place early in the morning. In Reykjadalur steam valley, there are hot springs which have too hot water which can burn you. The entrance is free.
Landmannalaugar is another famous hot spring in Iceland. When in the Landmannalaugar, you will also have a good view of the orange rhyolite mountains. The water at the lower part of this hot spring has lower temperatures so you should move to the upper part.
Laugardalslaug is another hot spring you should visit while in Iceland. Some people will spend some time in this pool when on their way to or from work. Laugardalslaug is spacious, has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas and saunas.
The Gamla Laugin is another famous hot spring in Iceland. The other name of Gamla Laugin is Secret Lagoon. You will just spend 1.5 hours driving from Reykjavik in order to access the hot spring.
Please do not fly back home without visiting the above hot springs.