Iceland – March 2016
Snowmobiling over Langjökull Glacier
Iceland is a country of many landscapes and all of them are beautiful! In a week you can see waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, caves and also dip in geothermal waters. We loved every minute of our trip but the two activities that stood out were snowmobiling on top of a glacier and the day we spent at The Blue Lagoon.
During the snowmobiling trip we felt the rush of the speed mixed with the quite vastness of the glacier. It was exhilarating, liberating and very humbling.
Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is the landmark visit in Iceland and recently some have claimed that it is becoming too commercial, rather than natural. Our opinion is that everyone who goes to Iceland should visit the Blue Lagoon! The Lagoon is filled with geothermal water that originates 2,000 thousand meters below the surface where seawater and freshwater combine at extreme temperatures. It was created in 1976 when operations started in a nearby power plant and drilled holes down the surface. The geothermal water has a unique composition featuring silica, algae and minerals and its blue color comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight. The temperature is generally between 98 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
During your visit you can get a facial mask, a massage inside the water (which is amazing), get a drink or just spend hours relaxing in that beautiful warm blue water. We went in March when it was still cold, so the combination of the cold air and hot water was divine!