Geo-thermal swimming pools

geo-thermal swimming pools
+354 411 5100
450 ISK
In the same complex as the National Stadium. Near campsite and youth hostel

The city's largest pool with extensive facilities, situated in Laugardalur Valley. It has two large pools for swimming, several hot-pots, a seawater bath, a steam bath, and water slide. It is a well-used large complex that is starting to show its age a little but it is still the best option in the city centre.

geo-thermal swimming pools
Fylkisveg, 110 Reykjavík
+354 411 5200
350 ISK
Weekdays: 6:30am - 10:30p, Weekends summer: 8am - 10pm, winter: 8am - 8:30pm

A brand new complex on the outskirts of the city, it has nice views over the city centre and is a nice place to watch the sunset. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, a waterslide, several hot-pots and a steam bath. This is a favourite with families and is perhaps the nicest of the city's pools. Buses run here from central Reykjavik.

geo-thermal swimming pools
Hofsvallagata, 107 Reykjavik
+354 411 5150
Weekdays: 6:30am - 10pm, Weekends: 8am - 8pm
Located a few minutes from Hotel Saga and the University of Iceland

The city's oldest outdoor pool. Located in a residential area but within a walking distance of the city center.

geo-thermal swimming pools
Nautholsvik Thermal Beach
511 6630
10:00 to 20:00 from 15th May until 15th September
To the south of the domestic airport

Here you can swim in the Atlantic, because they pipe hot water into the ocean. A beach of golden sand has been created and a “pool” has been enclosed nearby, where the water temperature is about 20ºC. There are several hot-pots. Refreshments and various services are available at the beach.

geo-thermal swimming pools

Outdoor Geo-Thermal Swimming Pools are an important part of Icelandic culture and a visit to them is a great way to relax with Icelanders. In fact it is not stretching the truth too far to suggest that because drinking is so expensive the hot-pots at these pools serve the same role that pubs and bars do in the rest of Europe.

geo-thermal swimming pools
Sundhollin Swimming Centre
Baronsstigur, 101 Reykjavik
+354 411 5350
Weekdays: 6:30am - 9pm, Weekends: 8am - 7pm
Located a few minutes from Hallgrimskirkja

The city's oldest and only indoor pool with outdoor hot-pots, located in the city centre. Has a more municipal feel than the other pools, but has a very central location.

geo-thermal swimming pools

It is possible to hire swimsuits and towels at all the pools. As Icelandic pools have very minimal amounts of chemicals in them it is very important to shower thoroughly naked beforehand, and pay attention to the notices and posters that highlight hygiene issues.