Travel to Iceland

Day 14 Reykjavik - Njarðvík (110 Km.)

(5 Km.) Reykjavik: After walking around the shopping area of the capital, we go to the suburbs to visit the complex of the pearl. It is an edifice built on a hill, where there are exhibitions, lectures and on top of that there is a restaurant with magnificent views of the capital. It was built over the hot water tanks that provide the entire capital. This water is channeled from the central of geothermal Svartsengi, 45 km far, and from which the water loses only 2 degrees of temperature.

Reykjavik - Perlan

Reykjavik - Perlan

(31 Km.) Kleifarvatn: It is a lake located in an area with lots of geothermal activity. It lies within the nature reserve Reykjanesfólkvangur, much of which is formed by extensive lava fields. In the access road to the lake can see some of drying cod. It is a good area for trekking.

(49 Km.) Bláa Lonid (Blue Lagoon): Blue lagoon or blue lake is a natural ecosystem with geothermal waters, discovered by chance in the late seventies, are beneficial for psoriasis, and attract a growing mass of people. As ecosystem, the Blue Lagoon appears to be unique. The original element of this lake is the composition of thermal water: 2/3 of sea water and 1/3 of rainwater, while geothermal waters are typically composed entirely of storm water.

Blaa Lonid (Blue Lagoon)

Bláa Lonid (Blue Lagoon)

The biology of the Blue Lagoon is simple: there are only a few species. You might think that the salinity, temperature and pH would be tolerated by most living organisms, but it seems that the combination of these factors, which must be added the heavy precipitation of silicon, to prevent Most organisms grow on it. We did not find more than a few species of microorganisms such as bacteria and green algae, but these species are present in large numbers.

(18 Km.) Njarðvík: Come to this population in which sleep the first night and from which we will go in the morning at the airport in Keflavík (7 km) to return the car and fly back to Barcelona.