We are going a bit more than just gaga over the fact that nature has blessed Iceland with multiple geothermal pools located all over the country. In fact, we wouldn’t mind the bone-chilling cold if we could take a dip in one of these natural hot pools and sip on a fine glass of Monet. By Shubhanjana Das

1. Mývatn Nature Baths:

We would’ve been satiated with just mineral-enriched geothermal pools but it seems like Iceland doesn’t do ordinary. The Mývatn baths are a man-made lagoon with natural steaming water and have a number of healing properties. This volcanic lake in Northern Island is one helluva natural wonder, framed against the backdrop of Iceland’s black mountains.

2. Blue Lagoon:

Looking at Blue Lagoon, you’ll understand why the Vikings considered these natural hot baths their hubs for outdoor relaxation. The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most famous geothermal pool and works effectively as a natural spa. It sits in the middle of black lava rubble and has grottoes, steam rooms and an on-site restaurant. We now know how we want our parties to look like this winter!

3. Landmannalaugar:

If you are wondering that what if the water is too hot for you? In that case, we suggest you head to Landmannalaugar, also known as the ‘Farmer’s Hot Bathing Pool’. It finds its source from a 15th century lava flow where it interjects with a cold spring. This means that you walk upstream to the place where these two springs meet and find that sweet spot with just the right temperature.

4. Viti Geothermal Lake:

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Although Viti translates to ‘hell’, this geothermal lake is far from it. With pristine, opaque blue waters loaded with minerals, Viti is an explosion crater surrounded by the characteristic jet black sand dunes, which are a striking contrast to the blue of the lake, thanks to its amazing geographical evolution.

5. Hrunalaug:

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Located in the ‘Golden Circle’ area in the small village of Flúðir, Hrunalaug is actually two pools, one small and the other relatively bigger. The former can hold only 2-3 people at a time but it has the most apt temperature throughout the year. Like every other natural pool in Iceland, even this one looks at an alluring natural vista, bordered by rich green mountains.

6. Secret Lagoon:

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Even though the Secret lagoon may not be so much of a secret anymore, it hasn’t lost its charm in any aspect. Being the oldest pool in island, this one has had a history of 60 years of abandonment before it was rediscovered. The Secret Lagoon is a geothermal pool, which has a sprouting geyser where you can make a day of chilling in the lagoon followed by some drinks and food in the nearby bar and eating area. Yay to that!

7. Leirubakki:

At the foothills of the active volcano of Hekla, there is the Leirubakki, which is a sight to behold. This small, circular pool is lined with cut lava blocks and can fit only four people at once. However, the water here is warmish rather than hot, but looking at the Hekla rise in the background, we think we can make do with that.

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