Iceland Day 3 | Blue Lagoon

By Perrin

En route to the Blue Lagoon, a swimmable Icelandic lake, I hardened myself for a polar bear dip.  I envisioned daredevil bathers darting through arctic air, sporting bikinis and speedos in lieu of parkas.  A character-building frigid dip would follow, and survivors would then bask in the cool aura of victory. And the hot embrace of pneumonia.

However, as Dave and I neared the snowy enclave I noticed people of all shapes and ages wading leisurely through the opal waters.  These would-be polar bear dynamos looked just tough enough to survive a thumb-wrestling match with Winnie the Poo.

As it turns out, hot springs and geysers surrounding the lagoon provide phenomenal insulation.  Moreover, steam and low-hanging mist create privacy.  The viscous, salty water glows opaque turquoise and buoys swimmers.  Under the surface, a white clay lake floor rubs and squishes satisfyingly between the toes.  I’d sooner expect such a well-administered spa experience from a $200 Brookestone device.

Visit for serenity, romance and pruney but fresh skin.


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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One Response to Iceland Day 3 | Blue Lagoon

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