One of the most visited attractions in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, or rather Blàa Lónið. Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field in the southwest, not that far away from the international airport. The 37-39°C warm water is rich in minerals and good for people suffering skin diseases. The lagoon is not natural, it is water output from the nearby geothermal power plant. Considering it that way, you bath in expensive „residue/waste“ water.
People, who do know me, are primarily surprised that I go abroad to Iceland because I don’t like the cold. However, most people who do know me, know also that I’m not a big fan of crowds … and Iceland only has around 300 000 inhabitants. My father often jokes how perfect it is for somebody who doesn’t like other humans, like me. It is not like I don’t like other humans, I am just rather by myself.
But why Iceland? Why not go to a warmer isolated place? I seriously can not tell you much about that. Of course, I always wanted to go to Iceland. Just look up pictures of the nature there and you want to go too. Believe me, it is really this beautiful and now I’m here I can’t get over the beauty. Maybe I have to admit that I also wanted to go there because it is not that crowded. However, as mentioned there are probably also warm isolated places (but probably not as beautiful as Iceland). When I went to the information presentation about going abroad in my first semester, the Erasmus lady mentioned that you could also go to Iceland. I looked it up and just had the strong pull to go there. Therefore, I was really bent on going abroad to Iceland a year later. Turned out my university did not even have a partnership. However, once I set my mind up on something, I stick to it. I just have to put it into practice. Same with Iceland.