Located on a lava field outside Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, which is more milky than blue, is mineral-saturated sea water reported to soothe skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema. SpaCritiques.com notes that the spa facilities have almost no privacy, but you might not mind that once you're immersed in the 102-degree water.
Iceland's downturn makes us hesitant to recommend a trip now, but supporting this national institution instead of an international chain with your hospitality dollar is a wise choice for travelers to the economically battered country.
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