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It is said that the earth's circle which the human race inhabits is torn across into many bights, so that great seas run into the land from the out-ocean.
The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: Bláa Lónið) was created accidentally by the condense outlet water from the power station in Svartsengi. The water was supposed to disappear into the permeable lava field. It became the most frequented tourist attraction of the country. One of the series of "Good Morning America" was shot there and broadcasted all over the world. Soon after people started bathing in the lagoon the healing properties of the brine were discovered by those, who suffer from skin diseases, such as psoriasis. Since then an increasing number of patients from all over the world has enjoyed the relief the chemical composition of the water gives. Native patients, who need treatments at the Blue Lagoon, are covered by their social insurance, which means that the authorities have acknowledged the results of the chemical analysis of the water carried out in the nineties. In 1999 new facilities were opened for visitors and a man made lagoon with constant renewal of the 37°C warm water was created. A good hotel and a restaurant are located near the new Blue Lagoon. The distance from the capital is about 48 km. (Source: Nat.is)
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