National Geographic names Blue Lagoon a world wonder

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is among the most remarkable places in the world, according to National Geographic magazine. The lagoon was included in the magazine’s special edition on wonders of the world.

National Geographic calles The Blue Lagoon a geothermal paradise and a gift of nature. “The steaming turquoise pools of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, trapped in volcanic rock represent an otherworldly vision.”

The Northern Lights, the Great Rift Valley in East Africa, the Cave of Crystals in Mexico and the volcanoes in Hawaii are among the 25 amazing places on the National Geographic list. Also featured on the list are the Sahara Desert and the Fjords of Norway.

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Photos by Ben Husmann, Martin Luechinger, Audrey Mooha and Heather Rai

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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