Natural hot springs, outdoor pools, and geothermal baths in Iceland
Bathing in naturally heated geothermal pools is a dear tradition in Iceland, and it is deeply integrated in Icelandic culture. We have enjoyed various health…
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When going hiking and trekking in Icelandic nature, the best way to relax is the dip in a hot tub and take a well-deserved timeout. At the Volcano Huts by the hiking trail in the scenic landscape of Thorsmork, Iceland, you can do just that. Relax in the sauna and natural pool - it is popular after a long day of exploration!
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The Icelandic hot springs are true wonders of nature. You can find them spread around the whole country, and as Iceland are blessed with abundance of hot water, you can always find a public swimming pool with hot tubs to relax in the locals. Bathing is an essential part of local culture, and you are more than welcome to join.
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Hörghlíðarlaug: This water in this pool comes from three houses but one of the houses only has cold water so that one is used to cool it down. It has the perfect temperature 40°C and on the side of the pool there are dressing rooms. Be aware that this pool is owned by the farmers who live there so just ask for permission before you dip in!
Hot tube, winter, Reykjavik, Iceland
We scoot together during the cold and dark winter in our lovely hot tubs. Come and join us while the snow is falling down and have fun with friends. Photograph by Ragnar Sigurdsson, 2012.
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In the middle of nothing, you will find the Hoffellsjökull hot pool near Höfn in Iceland. It is a sweet, non-tourist hot tub perfect for relaxing. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful landscape while you do it, and bring a friend or two, when you try this must see in the category of awesome natural springs and geothermal pools here in Iceland.
Landbrotalaug Hot Pot: Hidden in Snaefellsnes, Iceland
The romantic hot pool Landbrotalaug, Iceland, is a well hidden secret. It is located at the most eastern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and it can only fit 2-3 people. Drive there yourself by car from Reykjavík or go there with a tour guide when visiting on vacation.
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Not much beats that view of steamy, warm milky blue water. It contains silica, so it us good and healthy for your skin too. Come and enjoy a swim with us here in the scenic landscape framing the geothermal pool with lava fields and a bit of magical mystique. The hot springs are waiting for you. What are you waiting for?
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Reykjadalur - The Smoky Valley This is a boiling hot river in a valley just outside Reyjavík. The valley is called Reykjadalur which simply means “Smokey Valley” for obvious reasons. The river seen here is nearly boiling and far too hot to bathe in, however, just to the right of the photo a cold river mixes with the hot river. Below that it is perfect to bathe.
Blue lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland [640x640]
The beautiful milky Blue Lagoon in Iceland is located on the Reykjanes peninsula. Its framing of lava fields is very scenic all year 'round, and high likely not like anything have seen before with your own eyes. Remember to visit it on your vacation here in Iceland, perhaps on the way to or from the airport in Keflavik.
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Seljavallalaug, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Tucked up in the mountains next to a river in the south, it’s a bit of a walk to get to but it’s so worth it. The water only gets cleaned once a year, but it’s a great place to hang out for the afternoon. The pool is framed by dramatic mountains and lava fields, dramatic, dreamy, and magical at the same time. This is a swim you won't forget!
The Nature Baths of Myvatn in Iceland, boast summers of midnight sun and winters of impressive Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, shows. The milky blue waters are a little piece of heaven in an even more beautiful surrounding landscape with mountains and lava fields saluting you. This place is definitely worth a visit, when you travel to Iceland on vacation.
Iceland is a paradise for explorers! Take a chance, rent a car and make your own adventure driving 'round the island at Ring Road (Route 1). When you do, passing the scenic landscapes filled with mountains and lava fields, have an eye open for all our natural hot springs, pools, and outdoor geothermal baths. They are absolute lovely to relax in, and the warm water feels like a friendly hug. What more to ask for on a vacation, huh?