Blue Lagoon, The Paradise of regenerative powers in Iceland
Iceland is a fascinating country in many ways and its Blue Lagoon with regenerative powers is no exception. The name derives from the amazing blue color displays and the waters that feed it come from the flow of a geothermal power plant located nearby.
These waters have regenerative characteristics and function as a kind of spa, with temperatures between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius throughout the year, attracting millions of people annually.
The light blue pond due to the high concentrations of silica, algae and minerals. Although water itself is a milky white tint, silica reflects sunlight and algae add some green pigment. At the end, the result is a bright blue.
Although other geothermal lakes in Iceland are also rich in minerals, only the minerals ratio found in the Blue Lagoon has regenerative characteristics, ideal for people with skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
In pond background, there is a geothermal power plant. By taking advantage of this type of energy to generate electricity, Iceland managed to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. In 2011, about 66% of the energy produced in Iceland came from geothermal resources.