Hey jasper, those pics bring back great memories ... we never took any pics when we were at the lagoon. I don't know what the temperature was but the second time that we were there, it was snowing and we were floating in the lagoon with snow on our heads! THe only day that we had clear views of anywhere was when we spent a day in Reykjavik and climbed the Hallgrimskirkja tower ... great views across the very colourful city. The rest of the time, we were lucky to get a view of a middle distance mountain ... still, we had a great time ... very friendly people.
Jasper and tryt53,
Thanks to both of you for your answers.
The contrast in the coats and the swimsuits was funny, so I thought there might be quite a difference.
Is it also sulfuric around? I was kind of wondering about any similarities between it and Yellowstone National Park? Do they have any kind of warning system in case the water ever gets hotter?
Yes..there is a sulfuric smell in the air. Have not been to Yellowstone National Park so cannot comment on similarities. The water temperature is very well controlled and there were no warning system in case the water even gets hotter (although there were warning signs near where the water is hottest to be careful in those areas). The temperature of the water is between 80 degrees to 100 degrees. The hottest water are at the points where the hot water is brought into the water.
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