The Blue Lagoon in Iceland currently contains no water. The famous tourist attraction has just been drained as part of an expansion programme that will see it grow by 2000 sq metres, bringing its capacity to 7000 sq metres.

Iceland's Blue Lagoon.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Image by Patrick Nouhailler / CC BY-SA 2.0

A second massage area will also be added, alongside a new lagoon area surrounded by high lava rocks to keep the wind out. The number of hotel rooms on site will expand from 35 to 95. The Blue Lagoon will reopen on 22 January, when the entry price will rise to Isk700 (€5 or US$5.40). Read more: