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

Reykjanes peninsula is a hotbed of geothermal and volcanic activity, also romance.
Would you mind popping the big question at this location?
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