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The Secret Lagoon was a very beautiful thermal which been located in the small village of Flúðir that show you with the high geothermal activity. The natural view surrounding this pool is outstanding, you can see the steam rise up from the water and give you something more real and mystical feel as well. The Thermal Pool was maintained in the constant temperature around 38-40 Celcius. This is very beautiful and you can enjoy it any time in the year round. The small pathways, then you can see the geothermal hot spots and an even small geyser that will erupt in every five minutes. There are lockers, showers, and comfortable changing rooms. So you should not miss this hidden gem.
Beautiful Thermal Secret Lagoon in Iceland
Secret Island was also known among most Icelander locals as the Gamla Laugin means as The Old Pool. Just before the increase in tourism, no many people do not know about this thing, thus, this pool was also known as The Secret Lagoon. This pool was made in 1891 and 1909 and the first swimming lesson had been taught in this pool. You can imagine how much the pool had richened the life of Flúðir’s residents and opened up so many opportunities to get more relaxation soak.
The Secret Lagoon along with natural surrounding offers you with the some of hot springs and streams, including of the spouting geyser as well. In this place, you will see the graceful pathways that will take you around the hot springs. You are able to get different views from the natural countryside which been stretched out as far as your eyes see. This pathway offers you with very beautiful points to see and taking a shot of the hot springs and geyser, but you have to stay on the safe distance from the boiled water. You should pay attention to your safety first.
You might not know that Icelandic name of the Secret Lagoon was the Gamla Laugin which also means as the old pool. As mentioned before that this is the oldest swimming pool and a very beautiful place in Iceland. However, this place was hiding inside the beautiful scenery in Iceland and pretty close to the jungle as well, Then the locals want to keep up this pool as the secret heaven as long as they could. Of course, you will understand once you visit this place. If you cannot swim here, then you do not have to worry about it, you do not have to swim to enjoy the Secret Lagoon. The water was only waist or just chest deep, therefore, you will never out of your depth. The steps under the pool and the bottom part are so pleasant to walk, therefore non-swimmers will always feel safe and secure as well. There are many people said that they might not have any desire to swim much in this place.
The Secret Lagoon was placed on one of the most active geothermal areas which precisely in Iceland just like Blue Lagoon as well. However, the difference comes from the surroundings. The Secret Lagoon was placed in the green valley, however, the Blue Lagoon was placed in the middle of the lava field. Blue Lagoon offers you with the beautiful turquoise blue color and Laguna Secret has clearer water. The size of Blue Lagoon when compare to Secret Lagoon is huge. The Blue Lagoon has two hotels, the steam bath, saunas and some of the different geothermal pools as well. They also have a fancy restaurant and cafe as well.
How to Get Tickets?
Although you always welcome to visit Secret Lagoon anytime, however, ensure that you can get the time as you want. The admission fee for adult is around 2,800 ISK, then for children at age 14 or younger, accompanied by adults will not be charged.
How To Get Around?
You can take a short walk to enjoy the scenery and ensure that you do not miss the beautiful scenery of this place in your camera. Capture the beautiful moment here.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear any casual dress or jeans to get here, however, if you want to swim or just relaxation on the pool, then do not forget to wear your swimsuit. Ensure that you bring a towel and sandals to get make you feel more comfortable in this place.
Best Time to Visit
On cold or even frosty winter while watching your warm breath mixed with the first-tainted air which is so relaxing. During winter, then you are able to see the Northern Light shows you with the colorful lights nuance. This is also a great place to see the Aurora Borealis
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
This lagoon was placed in Flúðir precisely in South Iceland around 97 km from Reykjavík. You need to take Highway 1 to the south and take road number 30.