The Blue Lagoon

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The Blue Lagoon

Bláa lónið is situated approximately 20 km from the Keflavík Airport and 39 km from Reykjavík.The lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.