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30 of the most beautiful places in the world

By: Melissa Breyer on July 8, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
Blue Lagoon Iceland

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Blue Lagoon

Iceland is a place of stunning wonders, like glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, fjords and beautiful lagoons filled with healing geothermal seawater — not to mention the 13 different kinds of elves that inhabit the country, according to Icelandic folklore. (And given the enchanted beauty of the country, is it any wonder that people believe it's rife with sprites?) The Blue Lagoon falls under the "healing geothermal seawater" category; its namesake, blue-hued waters are not only gorgeous to look at, but they are praised by many for their deeply salubrious nature.