Let me preface this question by saying it is a rather granular-type question, and the answer may or may not affect my decision to visit Iceland, but I am curious.
As I am evaluating a trip to Iceland, I notice that several packaged tours (I'm leaning toward one with National Geographic/Lindblad) include a visit to the Blue Lagoon on the same day as one's return air departure. I've also read a few TripAdvisor posts from individuals who comments that the bathroom of their hotel had a foul odor (which they later learned as due to the sulfur in the hot water, which apparently comes from natural sources).
My questions are:
If you have been to Iceland, did you experience a sulfur smell in your bathroom? Strong or just slight?
If you visited the Blue Lagoon, did you feel as though YOU smelled sulfur-like afterward? I'm assuming any after-showers with any degree of warm water would be from the same source?
On a recent trip to Hawaii, I was surprised at just how much I was bothered by the VOG (volcanic output gases), as I typically have no tendency whatsoever to allergies. Granted, we took two helicopter flights right over live volcanoes and we also visited the volcano areas on foot. I'm trying to decide if I might (and I realize there is no way to really tell ahead of time) have a similar reaction in Iceland, if it was the sulfur that brought about the reaction in Hawaii. I knew nothing about the VOG issue in Hawaii until I traveled there, and after the fact, I've learned that it has worsened over the last several years and can be rather unpredictable, depending on how the trade winds blow.
Any words of wisdom from experience in Iceland would be appreciated, and I realize if there is a huge active eruption at the time of our visit that would be entirely different than if the volcanoes are not roaring.