Take a Journey to Iceland's Blue Lagoon Spa

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Iceland is surprisingly close to the East Coast, only 4.5 hours from New York. Upon arrival, many visitors make the Blue Lagoon their first stop. It's only eight miles from the airport, and ... more 
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Iceland is surprisingly close to the East Coast, only 4.5 hours from New York. Upon arrival, many visitors make the Blue Lagoon their first stop. It's only eight miles from the airport, and most shuttle buses to Reykjavík offer a stop. Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited attractions in the whole country, drawing more than 420,000 locals and tourists each year.


Icelandic fun fact #1: Because of the island's close proximity to the Arctic Circle, Iceland enjoys nearly continuous days and nights of sun during the warm months. Winter, on the other hand, brings relatively little daylight â€" almost eight hours in early November, but as few as five in January. This photograph was taken around 8:45 a.m.

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Not many countries can claim a spa as its main tourist attraction, but in Iceland's case, it's easy to see why so many people flock to the Blue Lagoon. The milky blue waters of this geothermal spa draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and it's as relaxing as it is picturesque. I'd heard of this beautiful place, but never dreamed I'd see it with my own eyes. So when the Blue Lagoon invited BellaSugar on a trip to see the spa, what could I say but "já"? Read on for a tour of this must-visit spot, but you've been warned: once you've seen Iceland, you'll want to go there. (I'm planning my next vacation already.)




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