Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Reykjavik Day One

This was our first time in Reykjavik Iceland and the first of two days we'd spend in Reykjavik. The port was very crowded with three cruise ships already docked when we arrived. Because there are only three cruise ship docks, we had to anchor in the bay and use tender boats to get to the city. That does make it a bit more inconvenient and time consuming to go ashore.

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland. It has a population of over 122,000 people, which is almost ⅓ of the total population of Iceland.

For our first day in Reykjavik we booked an excursion to The Blue Lagoon, a spa heated with water from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station. Yes it is a very touristy attraction and yes it is much more expensive than other options, such as one of the many pools in Iceland which are also heated by geothermal water. But you should go at least once and savor the atmosphere as well as the silica mud.

The milky blue color of the water is due to the silica content of the water. The silica is reputed to be good for your skin, including psoriasis. Our excursion included one drink each and a silica mud facemask.

Click this link or one of the pictures above to see more pictures in the Reykjavík Iceland - Blue Lagoon photo album

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