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Iceland's Blue Lagoon spa offers a chance to relax in geothermal waters while spreading silica mud all over your body. Iceland's Blue Lagoon spa offers a chance to relax in geothermal waters while spreading silica mud all over your body. (Photo: The Blue Lagoon)

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The Blue Lagoon's White Mud

If you'd rather substitute grey mud for white, creamy silica, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is a must-add to your bucket list.

The man-made lagoon is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula and fed by mineral-rich warm blue waters from a nearby geothermal power plant. Bathers enjoy access to water temperatures that vary between 99–167 °F, while applying silica deposits to their skin and taking in the region's beautiful volcanic scenery.

For those battling psoriasis, the silica-rich waters of the lagoon are said to offer a natural form of relief. You'll also appreciate the swim-up bar and complimentary drink that comes with each soak.

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