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Brian Richards

The Blue Lagoon

Grindavík, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

22 June 2013

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Caption

The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: Bláa lónið) geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Bláa lónið is situated approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 miles) from the capital city of Reykjavík.

In 1976 a pool formed at the site from the waste water of the geothermal power plant that had just been built there. In 1981 people started bathing in it after the discovery of its healing powers for psoriasis. In 1992 the Blue Lagoon company was established and the bathing facility was opened for the public. The lagoon shown here is outside the bathing area, by the entrance.[Wikipedia]

Location

Atlantic Ocean / Iceland

Lat: 63° 52' 48" N
Long: 22° 26' 56.4" W

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

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Equipment

Nikon D600, Sigma 15mm f/2.8 lens, Hand-held.
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