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11/12/2013 07:52 am ET

The Blue Lagoon In Iceland Is A Toasty Travel Tuesday

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Welcome to the Blue Lagoon, a steamy geothermal spa on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland.

It's a beautifully blissful place to spend this Travel Tuesday.

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The Blue Lagoon was formed by accident in 1976, when water from a nearby power plant formed a pool. People realized the pool was kind of magical when the silica in it eased the symptoms of psoriasis, a painful skin condition.

The lagoon officially opened as a geothermal spa in 1992, and visitors were welcomed into its crystal blue waters, which range from 98 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Bliss-seekers lounge on chairs, enjoy massages in the pool, and rub silica masks on their faces to deep clean and exfoliate.

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The Blue Lagoon also makes a prime party venue, of course.

Iceland Airwaves, an annual music festival, hosts self-proclaimed "hipster" parties in the warm waters each year.

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Whether you come to rage or relax, the Blue Lagoon is a spot you'll be glad exists.

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Goodnight, Blue Lagoon!

The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Iceland

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