Travel

Winter trip to Iceland?

Now that is officially September and the fall, my husband and I are beginning to dream up winter vacations. We’ve been discussing a ski trip to Big Sky Resort in Montana, but I would love to take a winter getaway to the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland where Iceland’s Blue Lagoon spa is located.  It is a geothermal, natural pool with mineral-rich seawater whose natural temperature is at a therapeutic 98-102 Degrees F.  How relaxing does that sound?!?  And in the event you are a hypochondriac (like me) and have been reading about recent breakouts of legionnaires disease, don’t fret.  The geothermal seawater is renewed every 40 hours and “common” bacteria do not thrive in this ecosystem.  And as National Geographic called it, “one of the wonders of the world,” just take one look at the pictures below and it is no wonder that I can picture myself relaxing in these waters, especially in the middle of this busy work week…

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What do you think?!? The winter months are also prime time for viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland, something I definitely would not mind seeing either…

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P.S. Due to a peak in the solar cycle, astronomers are predicting that the Northern Lights will be the brightest in decades over the next few years, so start saving up for your trip!

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