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Top 10 Swimming Pools in Iceland

Top 10 Swimming Pools in Iceland

Published: 30. January 2015
By: Þorsteinn (Thor)

Iceland is known for its geothermal activity and that definitely has its perks. One of the biggest benefits of living in such a country are all the amazing geothermal pools you will find around Iceland. Icelanders love their pools more than most people in the world and it has become a big part of our culture. In the land of ice and difficult weather, we have always been looking for ways to keep warm and enjoying a geothermal pool is a great way to do that. This is why Iceland is one of the top countries in the world when it comes to number of pools per capita.

The bad news is, because there are so many pools, it's tough to know which ones are actually worth a visit. Here is a list of the top 10 pools around Iceland. These pools are mostly based on my experience but I also considered the opinion of some close friends. Please let me know if you have tried/will try any of these and tell me if you agree!

10. Árbæjarlaug

Where: Fylkisvegur 9, 110 Reykjavik
How Much: ISK 600
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9. Laugardalslaug

Where: Sundlaugarvegur, 104 Reykjavik
How Much: ISK 600
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8. Sælingsdalur Swimming Pool

Where: 371 Búðardalur
How Much: ISK 520
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7. Ólafsfjörður Swimming Pool

Where: Tjarnarstígur 1, Ólafsfjörður
How Much: ISK 600
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6. Laugarvatn Fontana

Where: Hverabraut 1, 840 Laugarvatn
How Much: ISK 3200
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5. Blue Lagoon

Where: 240 Grindavik
How Much: EUR 35 (ISK 5300)
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4. Jarðböðin Nature Baths

Where: 660 Myvatn
How Much: ISK 3000-3500
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3. Krossneslaug

Where: 524 Norðurfjörður
How Much: ISK 450
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2. Landmannalaugar

Where: In the southern highlands, so you need to book a bus or drive a 4x4 car
How Much: Free
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1. Seljavallalaug

Where: See here
How Much: Free

Þorsteinn (Thor)
Þorsteinn (Thor) takes great pride in being a total computer, photography, and marketing geek. When he's not geeking out, he's driving around Iceland in a Happy Camper taking photographs. Coffee and Photoshop make him a happy camper.

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