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The Blue Lagoon is quite the cupid: Six proposals every day

The Blue Lagoon is quite the cupid: Six proposals every day
Would you mind popping the big question at this location?

"If you’re looking to feel startled by the sheer velocity of nature, then a day spent seeing the sights of this area - super close to Keflavik airport - is a good shout,” says Claudia Canavan of The Huffington Post UK in an online article. She notes that the peninsula is a UNESCO Global Geopark and is a hotbed of geothermal and volcanic activity.

“Just as you wouldn’t go to the UK without going to a pub, you wouldn’t come to Iceland without visiting a pool,” says Eliza Reid, a Canadian living in Iceland, she happens to be married to the nations president.

The most famous pool is the highly Instagrammed Blue Lagoon, located in Grindavík in the Reykjanes Peninsula. It’s also the site of “around six proposals a day,” says Atli Sigurður Kristjánsson, the site’s Marketing Director.

A visit to the Bridge Between Continents is a must according to the article, a site at which the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates can be seen drifting apart. 

"To get a panoramic view of the area, head to Reykjanes lighthouse take in the moody blue waters and homes scattered below. Drive from here onto Gunnuhver, an area full of hot mud pools, warmed up by boiling geothermal water, lying underneath them, causing huge billows of steam to billow out.”

Read the full article here


The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík