In case you haven't been checking your Instagram feed lately, everyone seems to be enjoying the restorative powers of the country's waters. Perhaps it's the fact that budget airline Wow Air is offering one-way fares for as low as $99 (note: there are costly taxes and fees). Maybe celebrity influence has finally trickled down to us regular folk.
In 2014, Beyoncé posted Tumblr photos of herself in Icelandic waters, to celebrate husband Jay Z's 45th birthday. And just last year, Kourtney Kardashian took a friends' trip to the Nordic nation. Even in the water, their skin looked plump and fresh.
What do these ingredients actually do?
Algae: We're no stranger to algae, which is featured in many a beauty product and is rich in antioxidants. It can help hydrate, smooth and protect skin against free-radical damage. This ingredient is typically used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Minerals: Minerals, which can be found in the surrounding mud and lava around the lagoon, can do an assortment of things, ranging from skin protection against environmental damage to containing antioxidants and promoting hair and nail growth.