The Blue Lagoon, easily the most photographed site all around Iceland, is perhaps the most supernatural looking body of water on Earth. Although the lagoon looks like from otherworldly landscape, it is actually man-made. It was created by run-off from the Svartsengi power plant, which pumps up the geothermally heated water from a full mile below the surface. After being used to generate both heat and electricity, the excess (which is absolutely clean) is ejected into the lagoon. Despite looking frosty blue, the temperature in the swimming area averages around 40C (104F), and the soothing, mineral-rich water is said to have curative powers.

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