30 Mar '17, 10am

Icelands geothermal Blue Lagoon is getting an amazing new hotel this year

The man-made lagoon is filled with the waste seawater released from a nearby geothermal power station. While the water is perfectly safe for visitors to take a dip in, the high mineral content makes it unsuitable for recycling and it must be filtered through the porous rock of the lava field before it can be returned to the landscape. The lagoon gets its trademark milky blue shade from the silica, sulfur, and other minerals infused in the water, which is said to aid relaxation and heal skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-new-hotel-to-open-by-iceland...

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