Anyone who has ever known a hot bath to cure the day's blues can attest to the fact that there's some kind of magic that exists in hot water. If there wasn't, we wouldn't have things such as aromatics, bath salts, essential oils, and all of those wonderful things used to ease the stress of daily life. Around the world, hot springs exist in very much the same way, and many people have attested to the healing benefits they've experienced while soaking in one.

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But just picture for a second, your own bathtub: rather than looking at the walls of your bathroom, imagine the most perfect landscape. Whether it's a snow-covered mountain range or a lakeside that meets a meadow filled with wildflowers, imagine if it was close enough to touch. This visualization may only seem like a pipe dream but there are, in fact, places like this that do exist. Not every hot spring will have a stunning landscape but there are stunning landscapes that also have hot springs. They're all Instagram-worthy but, even more so, they're all therapeutic and serene for those lucky enough to visit them.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

In terms of contrasting landscapes, there's nothing quite as seemingly contradictory as the Blue Lagoon's creamy-looking aqua waters and the start volcanic setting surrounding it.

With that being said, there's also beauty in its contradiction; in a place where lava rocks seem to simply grow on the spot, there's a place of reprieve and solace in the nearby waters. The lagoon itself stands apart from the landscape that it's set in, and the steam rising from its water only seems to add an air of mystery and mysticism.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Translated as the 'cotton castle' in Turkish, it's easy to see how this hot spring gets its name. Stacked pools of steaming water offer incredible views of the city below and the surrounding landscape. The pools sit in limestone, with their perfectly blue water appearing just as inviting as the steps visitors will take to reach them.

Also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pamukkale is not far from Hierapolis, which has a history of hydrotherapy. Supposedly, the Cleopatra pool was a gift to the Pharoah from Marc Antony. For being such a natural setting, the entire place has an air of royalty to it and quite a regal presentation.

Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

Those in the U.S. don't necessarily need to go far in order to experience natural hot springs and their gorgeous setting. Chena Hot Springs is located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, and it's part of a resort so setting up a vacation is fairly easy.

Visitors will never need to leave the resort to take in all these hot springs have to offer, which is plenty. Not only will they be treated to a thermal pool that sits at a constant 106 degrees Fahrenheit but if they time it right, they could be treated to the Northern lights, as well.

Banjar Hot Springs, Indonesia

Bali is known for and foremost for its resorts and beaches but many don't realize that there's a beautiful hot spring right in Bali, as well. While it might seem odd to trade up a gorgeous day at the beach for a hot spring, Banjar Hot Springs is worth it.

While a trip to the beach might heal the mind, these hot springs are destined to heal the body, as well, with water that's 26% sulfur and water that sits at a constant 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Each separate pool is just as beautiful and intricately designed as the next, featuring traditional Balinese architecture, complete with a jacuzzi, spa, and restaurant nearby.

Terme di Saturnia, Italy

As if Tuscany could get any more beautiful, it's also where Terme di Saturnia can be found. The water for the thermal pools flows over travertine rocks and has for some time now, which accounts for the unique layout and natural look of the hot spring.

It's said that this hot spring, in particular, can help skin issues such as acne and even internal issues like tonsillitis, according to CNET.

Uunartoq Island, Greenland

Uunartoq Island in South Greenland remains uninhabited but that hasn't stopped people from making the boat trip there for its hot springs. These can be soaked in year-round which is impressive considering many other hot springs in the country are too cold during the winter months, which makes these alluring to those visiting in the off-season.

From these hot springs, visitors can watch icebergs as they make their way by on one side, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains on the other.

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