Lagoon


For those who've never been here to Reykjavik and/or haven't experienced Nauthólsvík, that this photo is taken in Iceland might come as a charming surprise. This bathing spot, with it's imported white sand (from Norway I thinK? We only have black volcanic sand here naturally) and heated water (a hot spring is fed into a man-made seawater lagoon which heats the mix) is very popular with locals and is lined with bodies just like a Floridan strand when temperatures rise over 15°C.

I'd suggest getting up to Perlan (update, July 2011: Perlan is for sale, if your interesting in investing in cool architecture!) by bus, bike or car, checking that out, then walking down to this beach through the Öskjuhlíð forest and looping back up to to Perlan through the very beautiful Fossvogskirkjugarður, or Fossvog Cemetery. Check out areas 2 and 3 on this map for better directions. It's a very beautiful nature hike right in the heart of the Capitol region.

9 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

I'm printing this out for my next trip.

Jóhannes Tryggvason said...

No, we have (some) white sand. Try going to Önundarfjörður or some of the beaches in the Breiðafjörður area.

Here is a photo from Önundarjörður.

Maria Alva said...

Of course, of course. Thanks for the info, Jóhannes.

howdoyoulikeiceland said...

Also a couple of "golden sand" beaches in Snæfellsness...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfez/512717645/

Egan Ehlers said...

Great info, great photos.

Valerie said...

Maria,
I thought you might be interested in seeing the exhibit of a fellow Icelandic artist included in a current exhibit in the US.
Take a look at: http://www.cranbrookart.edu/hothouse/alumni/nordal91.php

Valerie said...

PS...the link didn't completely copy.

The last part should be:

nordal91:php

Maria Alva said...

I like that I have an army of editors out there keeping my posts real and true. I always welcome additional info, stories or just the good old fashioned correction now and then!

Valerie, the first link you posted works. Go Ólöf for putting up such a cool show!

Parisian Cowboy said...

nice !