Hostel provider recommends hot springs in Iceland for summer

Blue LagoonPopular online travel agency and hostel provider is encouraging people to book hostels in Iceland for the upcoming summer months and explore some of the greatest natural hot springs the country has to offer.

Hot springs in Iceland are known for their natural healing properties and relaxing warm waters. There are numerous hot springs worthy of visiting dotted across the country, especially the world famous Blue Lagoon, the Laugar Spa, Landmannalaugar Hot Springs, and the Ogmundarhraun Lava Field.

The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Reykjavik is one of the most famous spas in the world – there’s even a range of beauty products developed from its water. The water temperature stays at between 37-39C, no matter what the weather. The lagoon’s 6-million litres of geothermal seawater is renewed every 40 hours by local sources, meaning there are no bacteria, and no cleaning is required. The water is heated by the earth’s natural forces and is filled with natural minerals, which gives it its healing powers.

Nearby you’ll find the valley of Laugardalur and the Laugar Spa with its Olympic-sized outdoor thermal pool, as well as a spacious fitness centre, and a beauty and massage clinic. There are six different saunas and steam rooms each at a different temperature and with an individual theme.

If you want to take a day trip to explore what else Iceland has to offer, head out to the Landmannalaugar Hot Springs, three hours across country. Famed for their healing effects, the springs have been known to heal bad backs, debilitating migraines, depression and stress. Boiling water comes from the nearby subterranean volcanic activity and combines with the freezing water from its glacier-ridden frozen surface to create the perfect temperature to suit each individual as they find their spot in the water.

In the most southern point of Iceland you’ll find the Reykjanes Peninsula with its unique volcano systems, lava fields, lava tubes, rifts, hot springs and mud pools. Visit the area and you can cross a bridge allowing you to visit both the Eurasian and American continents within minutes. You can also indulge in the hot springs of the Ogmundarhraun Lava Field and test the reported healing powers.

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