19.06.2013 7 °C
This morning we woke up to cold wet cloudy day, our friends wedding day. Eventually the rain stopped and we got ready for our drive to the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a world class medical spa, in which guests can book skin and spa treatments. Or just relax in the geothermal lagoon, which holds 6 million litres of geothermal sea water at a temperature of 37-39 C. The water in the lagoon is renewed every 40 hours.
We arrived at our hotel, which is also called a Clinic, guests and visitors can book skin treatments and soak in the hotels own little blue lagoon. Its a much smaller pool, and actually a little warmer than the large one.
Once we were checked in we could drive over to the lagoon or take the little path,
Along the little volcanic rock path, there are several smaller pools of the sea water and the silica mud which is used in the spa treatments.
We had lunch at the lagoon's restaurant and had a quick look around, before heading back to the hotel for a quick soak. Once in the pool there are pails of the silica mud for you to slather all over yourself. The gift shop at the Blue Lagoon sells this stuff for $45.00 an ounce for you to take home. You better believe we all got our monies worth. In the changing rooms are all there shampoos, body washes, lotions, and creams for you to try.
The wedding ceremony took place outside on one of the paths winding through the lava rock. It was a little cold and windy but the bride braved the elements and the vows were said. The JP even blessed the union with an Icelandic poem, which he said in both Icelandic and English.
Back inside our little group of 11 did photos and had some pre dinner cocktails.
Dinner was at the Lava Restaurant, located at the Blue Lagoon. It was EXCELLENT! Everyone was given the restaurants menu and we all proceeded to order. But we had to save room for wedding cake.
As our wonderful dinner arrived, it was explained to us that we had one of the National Icelandic Chef's cooking for us tonight. He did come out and say hello so we could all congratulate him on a job well done.
One of our group had the cheese plate as an appetizer, so in was wheeled the cheese cart for her to make her selections from.
After a wonderful meal it was time to cut the cake.
A coconut and chocolate affair it was every bit as good as the rest of our excellent dinner. We all headed back to the hotel for a quick dip in the pool and then off to bed. It was a great day, thank you to Craig & Charlene for inviting us to share this wonderful experience with you. We had a great time and very much enjoyed meeting your families, we both wish you all the best for the future.