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Christmas in the Secret Lagoon

By on January 6, 2017

After celebrating the Christmas thing the Icelandic way (on the 24th) my own (Australian) version of Christmas day was left with no plans.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-7-14-34-pmSo I decided to do what I would do in Australia. Go for a swim.

The only issue was that it was not 40 degrees Celsius (like it actually was in my hometown) so not exactly beach and BBQ weather.

Luckily Icelanders know how to go fro a dip in winter.

Hot Springs in Iceland are one of the greatest things about the entire country (in my personal opinion), with seemingly endless supplies of geothermal heated water there is no weather too chilly to go for a dip.

I decided to spend my Christmas indulging in a visit to The Secret Lagoon.

Located in the small village called Fludir the Secret Lagoon was made 1891 and is the oldest pool in Iceland. This used to be a place where the locals would wash their clothes and take baths.  The Secret Lagoon lies in natural surroundings with warm steam rising into the air, giving the hot baths a magical feeling. he warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year and even surrounded by snow I needed to cool down out of the water after every half hour or so.

Everyone is posting lovely photos of them and their loved ones making happy Christmas memories so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon... Merry Christmas from me and the random lady who fell asleep on me for an entire two hour bus journey. I hope everyone's special day was as cozy as ours!

Everyone is posting lovely photos of them and their loved ones making happy Christmas memories on social media so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon… Merry Christmas from me and the random lady who fell asleep on me for an entire two hour bus journey. I hope everyone’s special day was as cozy as ours!

For a rare stress-free Christmas it is the perfect place to spend the day (or any of the other 363 days of the year).

The Secret Lagoon

 Adress: Hvammsvegur – 845 Flúðir

GPS:  64° 8,238’N, 20° 18,557’W (ISN93: 436.251, 404.485)

Phones: 

Owner – Björn Kjartansson +354 861 0237

Reception +354 555 3351

Tourist Information +354 853 3033

Email: info@secretlagoon.is

Prices

Adults Discover your secret: 2800 kr.
Senior s67+ and people with disabilities: 1400 kr.
Children 16 years old or younger: Free (only with parents)

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Hello! I am a 22-year old Australian currently training to be a pilot and studying journalism and sociology I have visited 69 countries across all 7 continents and love to explore. Here is where I share my adventures.

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