If you are looking for a getaway from the everyday there is a way to incorporate your love of fresh water with your need for new experiences. There are many bodies of water that are not only excellent to drink from, they are a sight to behold. The thing about water which occurs in nature is not only that it supplies the inhabitants of the region with life sustaining water, it is a thing of beauty. No one ever looks at a hot water spring, or a fresh flowing creek and isn’t awe-struck by the simplistic fantastical majesty of it. Water is not only life-affirming it is something that is entertainment to the senses.
The rush of water is mesmerizing, as are the vacation sites that make their tourism solely around a body of water, a waterfall, or a hot spring. If you are an adventurer who wants to drink the freshest of water, while beholding the most amazing sites of the world, these are three top European destinations for the water lover, and adventurer in us all.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
There is a reason why Blue Lagoon is famous and it isn’t just because of Brooke Shields. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the most spectacular sites the world has to offer. This natural hot spring is something that you have to see to believe. It has the most clear and crisp ice blue waters of any other spot on earth. Whether you want to swim, bathe, soak, or drink the water, it is a destination place that celebrates water and the healing properties of it.
The Lagoon is somewhat of a fountain of youth, or healing miracle. Merely soaking in it is boasted to be able to turn back the clock on both your insides and your out. The high mineral concentration rejuvenates and exfoliates the skin, and is a haven for your weary, sore and tired muscles. Drinking from the spring may not be optimal, but there are many places along the way where the water is filtered and ready for consumption. Not shoved into a BPA-loaded bottle, the water is taken in just the way nature intended. The most exquisite destination you can dream of, it is a water drinking lovers wet dream.
Therme Vals, Switzerland
There is more to Switzerland than just the rolling mountainsides, the goat farms and the Sound of Music. Hidden in the Alpines is a quaint hot spring known as the Therme Vals. It is an award-winning spa that feeds off of the adjacent hot spring. Touting the healing properties that you can only get from the highest mineral concentrations on Earth, it is only outdone by the fantastical nature of the hot spring’s majesty.
In search of the perfect spa to rest your weary bones, or to drink from the ever abundant supply the hot spring spring’s, this is the spot for those who are ready to plan their entire time away basking in the glow of the sun shining off the water. A once in a lifetime experience, if you want to drink some water which will never be forgotten from your palate, try this destination spot to renew your spirit.
If you want to see the most amazing scenery surrounded by the most beautiful bodies of water, then the Dolomites range located in Northern Italy is for you. Glaciers and lakes are in abundance, as is the adventure to get to them. While hiking along the trails, dip down for a taste of the cold water to quench your thirst. There is no lack of fresh, crisp and clear water to taste. Uncontaminated and untouched, this is nature the way that it was created, in all its splendor. For the true adventurer, there is mountain climbing, for those who just want to bask in the beauty of crystal clear, glass like water, there is enough of it to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as never before. If you want to be one with nature and see water the way that it comes to Earth, whole and pure, this is the destination for you.