Iceland as a Place of
Iceland is a place of dramatic contrasts, picturesque nature, and ubiquitous thermal water. Icelandic architects from the Basalt Architects studio took their sight and built the Guðlaug spa in the town of Langisandur in western Iceland. It would not be unusual for that, but the place and the subsequent architecture attracts attention, which is unmissable. A pair of monolithic concrete pools with a view is literally set in an artificial rock massif on the coast, which functions as a breakwater. Both pools are filled with natural geothermal heated water at a temperature of 37 to 39 degrees Celsius. As is usual in Iceland, entry is of course free for locals as well as for tourists.