Iceland: Blue Lagoon
Price: From €33 in winter and €40 in summer.
Get There: Bláalónið, 240 Grindavík
Hours: Open every day, but the hours are seasonal, so check the website. Usually around 9am – 9pm.
You’ll have seen this icy-blue wonderland on pretty much every postcard and brochure Iceland, so despite its expense, it really is worth a visit purely for the photos you can take of yourself smothered in its “signature element”. Yes – the deliciously warm water is full of white geothermal mud that is said to deeply cleanse and exfoliate, but all that happened to us was that my friend dropped her iPhone and it got swallowed up forever. Despite this, it was a highly serene experience marred only by the amount of don’t-wave-goodbye-arms and flabby bottoms that dominated our vision (we went in winter). Prepare to queue for at least half an hour on busy days, and prepare to be harassed in the queue by annoying employees who try to get you to check in on Facebook. Don’t bother eating at the cafe inside the building though – the food is shit.