Christmas in the Secret Lagoon
After celebrating the Christmas thing the Icelandic way (on the 24th) my own (Australian) version of Christmas day was left with no plans.
So 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.
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)
Owner – Björn Kjartansson +354 861 0237
Reception +354 555 3351
Tourist Information +354 853 3033